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Will Smith Turns Into a Pigeon in First Spies in Disguise Trailer

Will Smith is a talented man. He can believably portray a giant blue genie in Aladdin and take on two roles at once (one a version of himself 20-years younger) in Gemini Man and sell it all. For the animated film Spies in Disguise, from directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, Smith voices Lance Sterling, the world’s greatest spy. No stretch there imagining Smith—even in animated form—being a dapper, highly competent James Bond type. Only in Spies in Disguise, Smith’s super spy is turned into a pigeon, just as a super villain appears on the scene. The timing is not great. How do you save the world when you’ve become society’s least respected bird?

This first trailer gives us a lot of good sight gags and banter between Smiths’ Lance Sterling and the youngster who caused this bird-transformation to happen in the first place, Tom Holland’s Walter Beckett. The two seem like a perfect fit, with Holland once again playing the precocious youngster to an Alpha male (as he has done as Peter Park to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark), with the two teaming up to save the world on the fly (their pun, not ours). They’re surrounded by a stellar cast, including Karen Gillan, Ben Mendelsohn, Rashida Jones, Rachel Brosnahan and Reba McEntire (!!).

Check out the trailer below. Spies in Disguise flies into theaters on Christmas Day, 2019.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril. “Spies in Disguise” flies into theaters this Christmas.

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