The lengthy, three-minute trailer begins with a special message from Baldwin, who appears as himself in a live action shot on a white background. The Amagansett resident introduces himself and the trailer, then says, “I’m so excited for you, really. I’ve got that whole butterflies in the tummy thing going on.”
After Baldwin’s message, the trailer commences with a lots of new footage revealing what looks to be a fun, action-packed romp.
The Boss Baby tells the tale of a 7-year-old boy, Tim Templeton, who’s jealous of his “fast-talking, briefcase-carrying” baby brother (Baldwin). Tim goes on a mission to win back his parents’ affection, and learns of a secret plot by the CEO of Puppy Co., his father’s employer, to destabilize the balance of love in the world. The two brothers team up against Puppy Co. to save their parents, restore order and show the true power of love.
Baldwin is joined by Miles Bakshi (Shrek Forever After) as Tim, Tobey Maguire as older Tim (the narrator), Lisa Kudrow as the mother, Jimmy Kimmel as the dad and Steve Buscemi as the evil CEO. The 20th Century Fox movie is based on a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Marla Frazee, and it’s directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind).
The Boss Baby hits theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017.