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Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ Gets Release Date and Additional Voice Cast

Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, and Lil Rel Howery join Whoopi Goldberg and Jane Fonda on the Peggy Holmes-helmed CG feature about Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world, who must unite with magical creatures to turn her luck around; an Apple Original Films and Skydance parnership, the film hits Apple TV+ August 5.

Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation have just revealed today that the upcoming CG animated feature, Luck, will debut globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 5, 2022. 

Luck centers around the story of Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world. When she discovers the never-before-seen Land of Luck, Sam must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around.

In the film, Eva Noblezada (Hadestown, Miss Saigon, Yellow Rose) voices “Sam." When she ages out of foster care, she discovers the Land of Luck and embarks on a quest that could change her luck forever. Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible, Ice Age, Star Trek Beyond) voices “Bob," a lucky black cat from the Land of Luck, where “The Captain,” voiced by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner Whoopi Goldberg, stands guard as the Head of Security. Bob becomes Sam’s partner in the quest to find a lucky penny in hopes of preserving his lucky life.

The film also stars Flula Borg (Suicide Squad 2, Pitch Perfect, Trolls World Tour), as the voice of "Jeff the Unicorn," larger-than-life facilities engineer who maintains the magical machine that distributes good and bad luck to the human world and who dreams of one day being reunited with his one true love, The CEO of Good Luck, “The Dragon,” voiced by two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda. Lil Rel Howery (Free Guy, Vacation Friends, Judas and the Black Messiah) voices “Marv," the owner of the “Flowers & More” store where Sam gets her first job, who is upbeat, sharply-dressed, and always ready with an encouraging word for unlucky Sam.

Additional cast members include Colin O'Donoghue as “Gerry,” John Ratzenberger as “Rootie," and Adelynn Spoon as “Hazel."

Luck is directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Peggy Holmes (Secret of the WingsThe Pirate FairyThe Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning) from an original screenplay by Kiel Murray (CarsCars 3), and Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda 2, Trolls). John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and David Eisenmann are producing for Skydance Animation.

The film joins an expanding lineup of the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation partnership, alongside upcoming titles including Spellbound and the animated series The Search for WondLa.  with several more feature films and television series to be announced. It follows the inaugural project in the collaboration, the poignant CG animated short film, Blush, written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Joe Mateo (Prep & Landing, Big Hero 6), composed by Hollywood Music in Media Awards winner Joy Ngiaw (Red, Fish Head), now streaming on Apple TV+.

Source: Apple Original Films

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