The live-action/CGI musical comedy, about a young boy who becomes fast friends with a singing crocodile living in the attic of his new house, is coming exclusively to theaters this October.
Set to hit theaters October 7, Sony Pictures just dropped the latest trailer for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, and starring Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, and Shawn Mendes, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action/CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to life in a whole new way.
In the film, when the Primm family (Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. This changes when he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile (Mendes) who loves baths, caviar, and great music - living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by meddling neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman), the Primms must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti (Bardem), to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile features new music performed by Mendes, Bardem, and Wu. The songwriting team behind The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, came alongside Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Mark Sonnenblick, and Joriah Kwamé to create the film’s original songs.
Will Speck and Josh Gordon co-direct and co-produce, from a screenplay by Will Davies. Hutch Parker also produces, with Kevin K. Vafi, Dan Wilson, Robert J. Dohrmann, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Tarak Ben Ammar, and Andy Mitchell serving as executive producers. Visual effects for the film are being handled by Day for Nite, Framestore, Method, and OPSIS.
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Source: Sony Pictures