Meet Red. In Sony Pictures’ animated rendition of Angry Birds, he’ll be voiced by Jason Sudeikis and no matter how hard he tries, our flightless, somewhat temperamental protagonist always struggles to assimilate with the rest of Bird Island.
That’s a lifelong struggle that takes center stage in the third and seemingly final full-length trailer for the Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis-directed picture. Flanked by his long-time buddies and fellow village idiots, Chuck (Frozen star Josh Gad) and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride), Red comes to unearth a conspiracy that could threaten to upend the serene tranquility of Bird Island.
When those pesky piggies make shore on his home, Sudeikis’ explosive lead suspects that there’s more at play than a simple meet and greet. And so begins a bright and breezy origins tale involving Red and Co., one which involves literal Angry Birds, riotous set pieces and, yes, toilet humor.
Also starring Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph, Keegan-Michael Key and Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, Sony’s Angry Birds movie will make a beeline for theaters – and, ideally, the tip-top of the box office – when Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis’ feature lands on May 13 and May 20 in the United Kingdom and North America, respectively.
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.