The Addams Family (2019 film)

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The Addams Family
The Addams Family (2019 film).png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
  • Gail Berman
  • Conrad Vernon
  • Alex Schwartz
  • Alison O'Brien
Screenplay by
Story by Matt Lieberman
Based on
Starring
Music by
Edited by
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
  • October 11, 2019 (2019-10-11) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

The Addams Family is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy horror film based on the comics of the same name by Charles Addams. The film is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, and will star the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney.

It is set to be released in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer through United Artists Releasing and by Universal Pictures internationally on October 11, 2019.[4][6]

Premise

The Addams family's lives begin to unravel when they move to New Jersey and face-off against the 21st century and its greedy, arrogant and sly reality TV host Margaux Needler while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.

Voice cast

Production

The official character designs for the computer-animated Addams Family, based heavily on the original comics.

In 2010, after acquiring the rights to the Addams Family comics, the film originally began production at Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment as a stop-motion animated film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Chris Meledandri.[7] However, in 2013, it was announced that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer would produce an animated film based on the Addams Family comics, with Pamela Pettler writing the screenplay.[8][9] In June 2019, it was announced that Bron Creative would co-finance the film with MGM as part of a multi-picture co-financing agreement with the studio.[10]

In October 2017, it was announced that the film would be directed and produced by Conrad Vernon. Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz will produce the film, and Matt Lieberman will make revisions to the screenplay, and the film would be animated by Cinesite Studios, with Tabitha Shick overseeing the film for MGM.[11][12] In December 2017, it was reported that Oscar Isaac was in talks to voice the role of Gomez Addams in the film.[4] In June 2018, Isaac was confirmed for the voice cast, alongside the additions of Charlize Theron, Allison Janney, Bette Midler, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard and Nick Kroll.[13] In July 2018, Aimee Garcia joined the voice cast.[14] In August 2018, Elsie Fisher joined the voice cast.[15] In November 2018, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short were added to the voice cast.[16] In August 2019, Snoop Dogg, Tituss Burgess, and Jenifer Lewis joined the voice cast, with Snoop Dogg providing the voice for Cousin Itt.[17]

Release

The film is scheduled to be released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer through United Artists Releasing in the United States on October 11, 2019, with Universal Pictures handling the international rights.[15] It was previously set for October 18, 2019[6][4] before moving up to October 11, to avoid competition with Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.[18]

References

  1. ^ "Sausage Party's Conrad Vernon to Direct Addams Family Animated Film".
  2. ^ a b "Mychael & Jeff Danna to Score Animated 'The Addams Family' Movie - Film Music Reporter".
  3. ^ "Addams Family Animated Film Gets Sausage Party Director". ComingSoon.net. October 12, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d McNary, Dave (December 15, 2017). "Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family'". Variety. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 5, 2019). "MGM, Annapurna Team for Distribution Label United Artists Releasing". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (October 12, 2017). "'Sausage Party's' Conrad Vernon to Direct Animated 'Addams Family' Movie". Variety. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (March 18, 2010). "Tim Burton's Next 3D Animated Film? Da Da Da Da, Snap Snap: 'The Addams Family'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  8. ^ Eisenberg, Eric. "New Animated Addams Family Movie Is In The Works". CinemaBlend. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  9. ^ McNary, Dave (October 31, 2013). "'Addams Family' Reborn As Animated Movie At MGM". Variety. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (June 6, 2019). "Bron, MGM Ink Multipicture $100M Co-Financing Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  11. ^ Hipes, Patrick (October 12, 2017). "MGM's CG 'The Addams Family' Movie Gets Animated". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  12. ^ Trumbore, Dave (October 13, 2017). "Addams Family Animated Movie Hires Director Conrad Vernon". Collider. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (5 June 2018). "'Addams Family' Movie Scares Up Charlize Theron, Bette Midler, Allison Janney & More For Voice Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  14. ^ ""Lucifer" Star Aimee Garcia Joins 'The Addams Family'". IMDb.
  15. ^ a b "'Eighth Grade' Star Elsie Fisher Joins Animated 'Addams Family' Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  16. ^ Wakeman, Gregory (November 23, 2018). "Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara join the animated 'Addams Family' movie". Metro. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  17. ^ Trumbore, Dave (August 7, 2019). "Official Trailer and Images for 'The Addams Family' Bring the Title Terrors into the Light". Collider. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  18. ^ Pederson, Erik (March 6, 2019). "Universal Shifts Damon Lindelof's 'The Hunt' To October; 'Addams Family' Moves Up A Week – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

External links

  • Official website
  • The Addams Family on IMDb
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