Awkwafina and Zazie Beetz Join Forces in Newest DreamWorks Movie

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Awkwafina & Zazie Beetz

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The newest movie from DreamWorks Animation will feature a star-studded cast and an exciting plot.

The trailer for the film The Bad Guys (2022) was released this week, and the movie is expected to hit theaters in the spring of 2022.

The movie will feature a star-studded cast headlined by Awkafina, who most recently starred in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), and  Zazie Beetz, who is known for her role as Sophie Dumond in Joker (2019) and Domino in Deadpool 2 (2018).

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Based on the book series by Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys follows a group of infamous outsiders who are attempting to pull off their biggest heist yet.

DreamWorks Animation’s official description of the movie reads:

In the new action comedy from DreamWorks Animation, based on the New York Times best-selling book series, a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet—becoming model citizens. 

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf (Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake (Marc Maron, GLOW), chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson, Hot Tub Time Machine franchise), short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos, In the Heights) and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians), aka “Webs.” 

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But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good. 

Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade, Paddington 2), an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys? 

The official trailer, which was released this week, can be seen below:

The Bad Guys movie is coming on the heels of rumors that Universal Orlando will be dedicating an entire world to DreamWorks Animation at its new Park called the Epic Universe, which is expected to open in 2025.

Will you be going to see The Bad Guys this spring? Let us know in the comments.

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