Alec Baldwin has had a career that has landed him roles in numerous television and film productions ever since he made his debut as an actor way back in the early 1980s. Over the course of his career, the oldest Baldwin brother has turned heads in the Tim Burton directed comedy classic Beetlejuice in 1988, performed the words of acclaimed screenwriter David Mamet in Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992, and finally dipped his toes into the waters of a basic cable network sitcom in the form of the much beloved Tina Fey-created 30 Rock starting in 2006.
More recently, Baldwin has been hamming it up to a rabid audience for three weeks running on Saturday Night Live in the role of presidential nominee Donald Trump, though it appears that his next movie role is quickly approaching. As seen in the first official trailer for The Boss Baby, the latest DreamWorks Animation feature will feature Baldwin as a quick-witted, briefcase-wielding infant with surprisingly professional aspirations.
In the footage featured above, distributor 20th Century Fox teases potential viewers of The Boss Baby with an all new DreamWorks original animated comedy that aims to please moviegoers of all ages – though fans of Baldwin’s iconic turn as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock will no doubt be especially tickled by its premise. Featuring the voice of co-star Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) as the nefarious CEO of Puppy Co., the new movie directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar) is based in part on the children’s book of the same name written and illustrated by Marla Frazee in 2010. Check out the official plot synopsis below:
DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
Check out the official poster for The Boss Baby below:
Given the impressive pedigree of the star performer and lead animation director involved, there’s a good chance that the latest DreamWorks animated feature will manage to please when The Boss Baby sees theatrical release come March 2017. On the other hand, much of the film’s basic plot and outstanding premise is a little lacking – begging the question of whether or not the movie will find much in the way of an eager audience come time of the movie’s premiere.
Baldwin is certainly a bankable Hollywood star whose presence alone in The Boss Baby proper could result in a sizable batch of returns at the box office when the movie hits theaters early next year. Additionally, McGrath’s work on the Madagascar feature franchise made him into a top talent at DreamWorks, and with any luck his latest effort will prove just as successful with general audiences.
The Boss Baby will see theatrical release in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.
Source: 20th Century Fox