James Marsden and Ariana Greenblatt also cast in upcoming sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 Oscar-nominated animated comedy.
Universal and DreamWorks Animation have just announced that Jeff Goldblum, Ariana Greenblatt, Eva Longoria, James Marsden and Amy Sedaris have joined the cast of The Boss Baby: Family Business, the upcoming sequel to the Oscar-nominated animated comedy. Alec Baldwin returns in his role as Boss Baby Ted, with Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow also back as his parents. Director Tom McGrath is back at the helm, with Jeff Hermann (Kung Fu Panda 3) producing. The Boss Baby grossed more than $500 million worldwide when it hit theatres in 2017. The sequel is currently slated for a March 26, 2021 release.
"We are so fortunate to work with such a talented ensemble of actors, all of whom possess tremendous imaginations,” said McGrath. “The everyday joy for me is not only watching our actors make a line hilarious or heartfelt through subtle adjustments, but the process they all share of improvisation and character creation. They are the heart and soul of the characters they bring to life."
Hermann added, "We are so thrilled to welcome these new additions to our Boss Baby family. James, Amy, Ariana, Eva and Jeff each bring so much depth, wit and charm to combine with Alec, Lisa and Jimmy to form an incredibly rich ensemble, one which expands upon the world of the first movie in unexpected and exciting ways."
In the new film, the Templeton brothers—Tim (Marsden) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business.
Tim and his super-mom wife Carol (Longoria) live in the suburbs with their super-smart 7-year-old daughter Tabitha (Greenblatt), and super-cute new infant Tina (Sedaris). Tabitha, who’s at the top her class at the prestigious Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood, idolizes her Uncle Ted and wants to become like him, but Tim worries that she’s working too hard and is missing out on a normal childhood.
When baby Tina reveals that she’s—ta-da!—a top secret agent for BabyCorp on a mission to uncover the dark secrets behind Tabitha’s school and its mysterious founder, Dr. Armstrong (Goldblum), it will reunite the Templeton brothers in unexpected ways, lead them to re-evaluate the meaning of family and discover what truly matters.
Goldblum is represented by ICM, Industry Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P.; Greenblatt is represented by Paradigm, Mosaic and Schreck Rose Dapello; Longoria is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein; Marsden is represented by CAA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein; Sedaris is represented by UTA and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham LLP; Kimmel is represented by Dixon Talent, Inc. and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein; Kudrow is represented by CAA, Viewpoint and Gochman Law Group, PC.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.