This dog communication will go far beyond the simple “Woof.”In the vein of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Homeward Bound, Cats & Dogs, Milo & Otis, and The Secret Life of Pets, a new talking dog movie has been presented to us. However, Strays has a lot more edge than those family-friendly films. This new comedy appears to follow in the footsteps of Ted, Sausage Party, The Happytime Murders, and Good Boys, which took specific themes that were typically considered kid-friendly and transformed them into filthy R-rated comedies. Of course, it’ll be much cuter.
We could be looking at one of the biggest comedic hits of 2023 thanks to a creative team that comprises some of Hollywood’s top talent for comedy both in front of and behind the camera, talking dogs that curse, and a release date in the height of summer.
Here is a guide to stray animals. Go get that stick right away!
When Is Strays Movie 2023 Coming Out?
The original release date for Strays was June 9, 2023. The seventh installment in Paramount’s hugely popular franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, would have faced the movie in the opening weekend. The movie will now be released on August 18, 2023, a date that Universal had originally set aside for an unnamed comedy written by and starring SNL’s Please Don’t Destroy. Strays will now open up against the WWII drama White Bird from Lionsgate and the DC Comics film Blue Beetle.
It usually indicates a major studio’s confidence in the movie when they schedule a comedy for the summer, and it appears like Universal and Strays have that confidence.
A number of R-rated comedies have found commercial success in August in the past, including Tropic Thunder, We’re the Millers, and Superbad. So the shift shouldn’t worry us too much.
Will Strays 2023 movie Be In Theaters or On Streaming?
Strays will receive an exclusive theatrical release, despite the fact that Universal is one of the few companies left that still sends some of its films to its streaming service concurrently with theatrical releases or even just entirely to streaming.
Following its theatrical run, the movie will be streamable on Peacock, as Universal has done with other important films like M3GAN and Cocaine Bear.
What Is Strays 2023 Movie About?
Reggie, a hyperactive Border Terrier who loves his owner Doug despite the fact that he is a beer-swilling, violent, cruel lowlife who doesn’t want anything to do with the adorable little dog, is the subject of the television show Strays. Reggie joins forces with a pack of stray canines to exact revenge on Doug after being abandoned in the city streets by biting off his penis.
Who Stars in Strays 2023 Movie?
Will Ferrell and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx are the stars of the cast of Strays, which boasts an impressive ensemble. Both actors are considered as comedic royalty. Old School, Step Brothers, Elf, the Anchorman movies, and other popular comedies helped Ferrell gain notoriety on the big screen. Most recently, he appeared alongside Ryan Reynolds in the musical holiday comedy Spirited. Ferrell will appear in several big films this summer, including Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Strays, both of which star a star-studded ensemble. Reggie, the film’s central canine character, will speak thanks to Ferrell.
Jamie Foxx, who got his start on In Living Colour, has grown into one of Hollywood’s most well-known and talented actors. He has appeared in movies of all kinds, including Ray, Collateral, Django Unchained, Baby Driver, the Horrible Bosses movies, Dreamgirls, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home, where he played the supervillain Electro. He will also appear in the summer’s science fiction comedy They Cloned Tyrone.
One of the few human characters in Strays, Doug, will be played by Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth). Randall Park (WandaVision) will portray Hunter, a nervous Great Dane who wears a cone, while Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) will play Maggie, an Australian Shepard.
Strays also stars Sofia Vergara from Modern Family, Brett Gelman from Stranger Things, Rob Riggle from 21 Jump Street, Harvey Guillén from Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Josh Gad from Frozen, and Jamie Demetriou from The Afterparty. Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow) will also make a cameo appearance in the movie as himself.
Who Is Making Strays 2023 Movie or Director Of Strays Movie?
Josh Greenbaum oversees Strays as its director. By helming documentaries like The Short Game, Becoming Bond, and Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of the Dana Carvey Show, Greenbaum became well-known. Later, in 2021, he made his debut as a feature film director with the cult comedy Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar, starring Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, and Jamie Dornan.
Dan Perrault, who co-created the beloved but brief mockumentary series American Vandal on Netflix and the mockumentary series Players on Paramount+, wrote the screenplay for the movie and also serves as its producer. Aditya Sood (Cocaine Bear), Erik Feig (Cha Cha Real Smooth), and Louis Leterrier (Fast X) are among the producers on the movie alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the team behind the Jump Street flicks, The Lego Movie, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
When Did Strays 2023 Film?
In Atlanta, Georgia, Strays began filming in September 2021, and it was finished in December. The post-production process for an effects-heavy movie like Strays is typically lengthy, but Greenbaum told Collider that the movie is finished.
Interestingly, Greenbaum attempted to convince Ferrell, Foxx, Fisher, and Park to record all of their lines simultaneously even though they weren’t present on the film’s set.
Why Is Strays 2023 Rated R?
Strays is rated R, as was already noted, and you can probably tell from the trailer, so if you plan to see it in a theatre, you might want to leave the little ones at home. The movie is graded R for its pervasive language, crass and sexual content, and drug usage, as can be seen on both the official poster and the thumbnail for the trailer. Woof.