Maybe it’s been this way for a long time, but animated series and films seem to be really great at attracting comedians who have cult-like followings these days. The latest stars to find work behind the microphone are Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Patton Oswalt, who have signed on to voice for The Boss Baby, which is a movie about a baby who becomes the boss of its family. I know, you’d have never guessed based on the title alone.
The Boss Baby is based on a book about a bossy baby, which is also called The Boss Baby. It’s from 2010 and was written by Marla Frazee. The film, though, will take cues from the life of its director, Tom McGrath, who worked on Megamind and Madagascar.
Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, and Miles Bakshi are also set to voice some characters. Baldwin will play the titular Boss Baby, which is great, because that’s basically what his 30 Rock character was. Kimmel and Kudrow will voice the Boss Baby’s parents, who are maybe not the best parents if they aren’t able to be the boss of their baby. Bakshi will play the older brother of the bossy baby, and Oswalt will provide narration as that same older brother, only presumably even older, kind of like The Wonder Years, or How I Met Your Mother. Buscemi will reportedly play Francis E. Francis, the CEO of PuppyCo., though there’s no clue as to what PuppyCo. is, aside from the obvious.
The Boss Baby is a Dreamworks Animation film and will be out March 10, 2017. And it’ll star a bossy baby.