Jason Sudeikis is back this week, well, his voice is as he lends it to animation comedy Angry Birds, see what else the actor has coming up too – it’s quite a long list.
The actor is best known for his comedy performances, We’re the Millers and Horrible Bosses – we won’t discuss the sequel – but it looks like he’s giving other things a go with thrillers, sci-fi and dramas thrown into his film mix.
Ahead of the release of Angry Birds this week, we see what else Jason Sudeikis has coming up.
Jason Sudeikis upcoming movies
The Angry Birds Movie is based on the popular video game series of the same name and sees Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly team up in the director’s chair. While both of them have heaps of experience working in animation and art departments on a range of movies, this will be the feature film directorial debut for them both.
Jason Sudeikis is set to lead another all-star voice cast as he brings the character of Red to life. Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Keegan-Michael Key, and Kate McKinnon are all also on board.
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Gad), and the volatile Bomb (McBride) 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.
Angry Birds is in cinemas May 13
From the maker’s of Valentine’s Day comes Mother’s Day, a film with several stories within it, this time focusing on the day dedicated to mum. Jason plays the part of Bradley, a widower who’s trying to raise two daughters on his own. In the film he’s joined by Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) who is a stressed-out, single mom who learns that her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman. Her friend Jesse (Kate Hudson) is a fitness freak who doesn’t tell her parents that she has a family. Miranda (Julia Roberts) is too busy with her career to worry about having children. When their respective problems start coming to a head, the Mother’s Day holiday takes on a special meaning.
In UK cinemas June 10
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
This premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, not to the best reviews to be honest. But Sudeikis tries something new in this drama. He plays Henry, an introverted architect, after the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic. Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams also star.
Son of Zorn
So this might be a TV show, but it’s quite unique so we thought you’d like to keep your eyes peeled for this one.
Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn (voiced by Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, discovers that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton), and his ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging war in his distant homeland of Zephyria.
Sudeikis joins Anne Hathaway and Dan Stevens in Nacho Vigalondo sci-fi movie, which centres on a woman (Hathaway) who moves back to her hometown after losing her job and boyfriend in New York. She soon discovers that she is strangely connected to a giant creature that is wreaking havoc in Seoul, South Korea. Stevens will play the ex-boyfriend who realises the error of his ways and fights to win her back.
Masterminds was scheduled for release in 2015 but Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy and the film has been pushed back now for a release in 2016.
Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and inspired by a true story, this comedy centres on David Ghantt (Galifianakis), an armoured vehicle driver looking for a little adventure, but his life of monotony is about to take a turn when his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Wiig) lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.
Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon are attached to star in the story of a man, down on his luck, who decides he can have a better life if he undergoes a process to shrink himself. Sudeikis, Alec Baldwin and Neil Patrick Harris are also on the cast list for the science-fiction comedy-drama film directed and written by Alexander Payne and co-written by Jim Taylor and John Q. Public.
Last up so far for Sudeikis is a film with Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens.
The story unfolds at the 30th birthday party of Hall’s character, as Stevens’ character is about to propose, when the couple’s best friend stands up and makes a drunken toast, suggesting that as their relationship is so functional, equitable and stable, it’s threatening to their friends and perhaps they should sleep around before their inevitable marriage.