As of late, it feels like Universal is making itself more familiar with the Dreamworks Animation stable of titles that it inherited as part of its acquisition of the troubled, yet memorable animation studio. Yesterday, The Croods: A New Age popped back into the picture, and with a newer, earlier theatrical debut set for this Thanksgiving weekend. But now, Universal has announced that The Boss Baby: Family Business is officially marching into the boardroom next March, and it has a seriously stacked cast. How stacked is it? Well, Jeff Goldblum is one of the new voices announced to be part of the sequel’s cast.
Deadline broke the insider trading information pertaining to The Boss Baby: Family Business hitting the market early next year, as well as the news on who’s coming back and who’s new to the picture. The Tom McGrath-directed sequel marks the return of the first film’s director, with Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow coming back as the Templeton parents, and Alec Baldwin reprising his role as Ted Templeton, the boss who is now very much not a baby.
That’s right, The Boss Baby: Family Business sees Ted and his brother, Tim, now voiced by Sonic The Hedgehog’s James Marsden, all grown up and estranged. But, as this is a Boss Baby movie, there has to be an infant with wisdom beyond their years in the picture, which happens to come in the form of Tim’s daughter, Tina (Amy Sedaris), a new operative in the employ of the massive baby business BabyCorp. Her mission is to investigate the mysterious Dr. Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum), the head of a prestigious school for advanced children who may not quite be on the level.
Returning to The Boss Baby: Family Business is the voice of Ted Templeton himself, Alec Baldwin. Recently seen in films like Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Motherless Brooklyn, Baldwin’s smooth vocals and comedic timing are back to bring the Templeton family back for more trouble. Strangely enough, after hearing Tobey Maguire bring the adult Tim to live in The Boss Baby, the first big casting shake up to be had comes from James Marsden being recast in the role.
The Boss Baby: Family Business’ infant counterpart is none other than legendary comedian and The Mandalorian guest star, Amy Sedaris. Voicing Tina Templeton, Tim’s tiny tot, Sedaris is the kid in action this time around, investigating the kids academy that her older sister, Tabitha, is attending. Apparently, the Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood isn’t exactly all that it seems, and Jurassic World: Dominion star Jeff Goldblum apparently holds the key to that very secret, as he plays the potentially nefarious Dr. Armstrong, the man who founded the school.
As a married man with a family, Tim Templeton is not only the father of Tina, but he’s also the husband to loving wife and father to older child Tabitha. Played by Dora and the Lost City of Gold’s Eva Longoria and Ariana Greenblatt, who most notably played young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War, the other members of the latest generation of Templetons help draw the story of The Boss Baby: Family Business into sharper relief. The character of Tabitha is especially important, as her idolization of her uncle/former Boss Baby Ted is something that concerns her family, despite that drive landing her at the top of the Acorn Center’s class rankings.
Rounding out the cast of The Boss Baby: Family Business is another pair of returning voice actors. As Ted Sr. and Janice Templeton, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and beloved comedy icon Lisa Kudrow, respectively, slot back into their roles from The Boss Baby. Recently, Kimmel has been heard in films like Teen Titans Go! To The Movie and seen in Bryce Dallas Howard’s documentary, Dads; while Lisa Kudrow has been spotted in recent comedies Booksmart and this past January’s Like A Boss.
The Boss Baby: Family Business heads to theaters on March 26, 2021, so be sure to keep a tab open for quick access to CinemaBlend and all of the updates pertaining to this kid-friendly blockbuster. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the 2021 release schedule to see what else is arriving in theaters in the year to come!