Chris Pratt had been making bank at the box office this year with projects like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and now he’s set to voice another pop-culture icon with the animated Garfield reboot.
Check out the first trailer for The Garfield Movie:
Here’s the official description for the film:
Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.
Besides Pratt and Jackson, the film’s cast also includes Nicholas Hoult (The Great), Harvey Guillen (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish) and Ted Lasso stars Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein.
By the time this film comes out, it would have been 20 years since the last Garfield movie released. Back in 2004, there was an attempt to bring Garfield to live action with Bill Murray voicing the lazy cat. The film was successful enough to earn a sequel, but it never quite got the same kind of hold on pop-culture that Alvin and the Chipmunks or The Smurfs did when those movies came out.
With the success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and Across the Spider-Verse, maybe Garfield can find new legs with an animated reboot.
Catch The Garfield Movie when it hits cinemas on May 24, 2024.