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Hollywood's latest CGI movie comes with an X-rated plot about an abandoned pup looking to get back at his crappy owner, and the best part is that it features a voice cast made up of some of our favourite stars.
"Strays," billed by Universal Pictures as a "hilarious, R-rated, live-action comedy," revolves around Reggie (voiced by Will Ferrell), a "naïve, relentlessly optimistic Border Terrier" who longs to reunite with his lowlife owner, Doug (Will Forte), even after being abandoned on the mean city streets. But when Reggie's new friends and fellow dogs — Bug (Jamie Foxx), Maggie (Isla Fisher), and Hunter (Randall Park) — clue him in that his owner left him behind on purpose, they all embark on a dastardly revenge ploy to teach the human a lesson — and (spoiler alert) it involves biting off his little friend down below.
"He needs to pay for what he did with the only thing he truly loves," Ferrell's Reggie says in the movie's trailer, which arrived on Feb. 8. "I'm gonna bite his d*ck off." From there, the pack of pooches wander the streets and get into plenty of misadventures along the way — which include drinking beer, taking shrooms, and humping lawn ornaments — until they bust into Doug's house to carry out their plan.
"Strays" seems like a truly whimsical take on dogs being a man's best friend — until they're not. The comedy is directed by Josh Greenbaum, written by Dan Perrault, and executive produced by Jessica Switch, Nikki Baida, and Julia Hammer. The film is also produced by Erik Feig, Louis Leterrier, Aditya Sood, and filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse").
Read ahead for everything else we know about "Strays," including when it hits theatres.
"Strays" features Ferrell as the voice of Reggie; Foxx as Bug, "a fast-talking, foul-mouthed Boston Terrier"; Fisher as Maggie, a "smart Australian Shepherd who has been sidelined by her owner's new puppy"; and Park as Hunter, an "anxious Great Dane who's stressed out by his work as an emotional support animal." The movie's cast also includes Forte, Josh Gad, Harvey Guillén, Brett Gelman, Rob Riggle, Jamie Demetriou, and Sofia Vergara.
"Strays" Release Date
The live-action comedy debuts in theatres on June 9.
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