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Chris Pratt Shares His Cat-Like Method Acting in ‘The Garfield Movie’ Vignette

The voice of the film’s titular feline shows how he prepared for the role of a lifetime - the who, what, and why of his catness; Sony’s all-new 3DCG film hits theaters on May 24.

Sony Pictures just dropped a new vignette featuring Chris Pratt in The Garfield Movie. Method acting has never been so laid bare… The voice behind the film’s titular feline shows how he prepared for the role of a lifetime... the who, what, and why of his catness.

Pratt’s Garfield was incredibly cute long before he was insufferably indifferent… but then he got bigger; directed by Mark Dindal, the new 3DCG animated film finds the eponymous kitty, the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, as he is about to have a wild outdoor adventure, clawing its way into theaters May 24.

After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

The film's stellar animation is produced by DNEG Animation.

The all-star cast also includes Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, and Bowen Yang. The film is produced by John Cohen, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Steven P. Wegner, Craig Sost, and Namit Malhotra.

Although the franchise has remained popular since it first appeared in newspaper comic sections in 1978, Garfield only touts two live action/CGI feature films, and the franchise has remained off the big screen since the second film, A Tale of Two Kitties, premiered in 2006. The upcoming Alcon Entertainment offering will be the first fully animated theatrical project starring the lasagna-obsessed kitty.

Dindal directs from a screenplay by Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgove and David Reynolds.

Executive producers include Garfield comic strip creator Jim Davis, Bridget McMeel, David Reynolds, Scott Parish, Carl Rogers, Tom Jacomb, Crosby Clyse, Chris Pflug, Simon Hedges, Louis Koo, Steve Sarowitz, Justin Baldoni, and Peter Luo.

That’s a whole lot of EPs.

From Columbia Pictures and Alcon Entertainment, the film claws its way into theaters May 24, 2024.

Source: Sony Pictures Publicity

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