Will Ferrell is a Vengeful Border Terrier in First “Strays” Trailer
Doug (Will Forte) is in some serious trouble.
The beer-guzzling creep is one of the worst dog owners in the world, as evidenced by his treatment of Reggie (Will Ferrell), his border terrier that he verbally abuses and routinely drives to the middle of nowhere and abandons. For a while, Reggie believes it’s a game, but once he meets new pals Bug (Jamie Foxx), Maggie (Isla Fisher), and Hunter (Randall Park), he learns that he, like them, is a stray. The sweet-natured Reggie is suddenly filled with rage, and he hatches a plan to get back at Doug in the one way he knows will really hurt his former owner. Those details, it turns out, are pretty raunchy, and Strays itself is that rare talking dog movie that has enough curse words to make Quentin Tarantino proud.
Strays comes from director Josh Greenbaum (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) and writer Dan Perrault (American Vandal), and neither has skimped on the shenanigans a bunch of stray dogs can get into. The world is their oyster (if that oystery was sourced from a trashcan), and along with revenge, they really just want to have fun. Their version of fun includes doing unmentionable things to garden gnomes, and Strays seems to revel in the debauchery that is a dog’s life.
Joining Ferrell, Forte, Foxx, Fisher, and Park are Harvey Guillén, Brett Gelman, Rob Riggle, Josh God, Sofia Vergara, and Jamie Demetriou. Super producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are also on board.
Check out the trailer below. Strays hits theaters this June 9.
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Featured image: the theatrical poster for Strays. Courtesy Universal Pictures.