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Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx are Unleashed in ‘Strays’

Best doggy buds Reggie and Bug exact sweet revenge on Doug, a lowlife human who abandoned Reggie, in the raunchy live-action comedy adventure, scampering into theaters August 18.

They say a dog is man’s best friend, but what if the man is a total dirtbag? In that case, it might be time for some sweet revenge, doggy style. 

When Reggie (Will Ferrell), a relentlessly optimistic Border Terrier, is abandoned by his lowlife owner Doug, he is certain that his beloved owner would never leave him on purpose. However, once he falls in with a fast-talking, foul-mouthed Boston Terrier named Bug (Jamie Foxx), a stray who believes that owners are for suckers, Reggie finally realizes he was in a toxic relationship. Bent on revenge, Reggie, Bug, and Bug’s pals embark on an epic adventure to help Reggie find his way home… and make Doug pay.

Directed by Josh Greenbaum (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) and written by Dan Perrault (PlayersAmerican Vandal), Strays is a hilarious, R-rated, live-action comedy about the complications of love, the importance of great friendships, and the unexpected virtues of couch humping. 

The film features a powerhouse comedic supporting cast, including Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth, Nebraska); Isla Fisher (Now You See MeWedding Crashers); Randall Park (Always Be My MaybeAquaman); Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast); Harvey Guillén (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish); Rob Riggle (The Hangover); Brett Gelman (Stranger Things); Jamie Demetriou (The Afterparty); and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family).

Strays is produced by Picturestart founder and CEO Erik Feig (Luckiest Girl AliveCha Cha Real Smooth), Louis Leterrier (director Fast X, The Clash of the Titans), and Perrault (PlayersAmerican Vandal). Lord Miller partners Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) also produce with Lord Miller President of Film Aditya Sood (The Martian, Cocaine Bear). 

The film is executive produced by Jessica Switch, Nikki Baida and Julia Hammer. The VFX were created in collaboration by Cinesite, Clear Angle Studios, MPC, OPSIS, and Technicolor LA, with Carlos D. Bravo acting as visual effects production supervisor.

Strays scampers into theaters August 18.

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