Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx & Will Forte To Star In Talking Dog Comedy ‘Strays’ From ‘Barb And Star’ Director

Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx and Will Forte have signed on to star in Strays, a talking dog comedy from director Josh Greenbaum.

The film will be the director’s follow-up to this year’s wacky comedy Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar, which was led by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. Dan Perrault (American Vandal) has written the script.

Strays will be a live-action CGI hybrid adult comedy that follows an abandoned dog who wants revenge on his terrible owner. Ferrell will star as the dog, Foxx is slated to be another who befriends him, with Forte as the nasty human owner the dogs are hellbent on getting revenge on.

Producers include Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The film is in development at Universal, who picked up Strays from Picturestart and Lord Miller in a preemptive situation earlier this year. The project falls under Lord Miller’s first-look with Universal.

Barb And Star was essentially a live-action cartoon, so it makes sense for Greenbaum to shift to a film with plenty of CGI for his next project. While Strays looks set to be plenty of fun, there could also be a heartfelt story about abandoned pets at its core. We’ll see.

Ferrell is currently starring in Apple TV+ miniseries The Shrink Next Door with Paul Rudd.

Foxx will soon be seen returning as Electro in Spider-Man: No Way Home, while he’s also got two Netflix films – The Cloned Tyrone and The Day Shift – arriving next year. Forte’s MacGruber series is coming to Peacock later this month.


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