Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Writers: Will Davies, Bernard Waber
Stars: Brett Gelman, Javier Bardem, Constance Wu
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile 2022 has received a raise on a debut date. Initially slated to hit screens on November 18, the story about the helpful crocodile will now hit theaters more than a month early on October 7.
Adapted from Bernard Waber’s favorite children’s book series of the same name, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will follow the life and times of the titular reptile as he lives in New York City. Mixing live-action characters along with state-of-the-art CGI animation, the film will take fans old and new on a journey of acceptance alongside the crocodile. A complete guy, Lyle lives in a house on East 88th Street and loves spending the day helping out the Primm family and entertaining the neighborhood kids.
While the Primm family and local kids love the hilarious crocodile, not everyone is so sure. A neighbor, Mr. Grumps, thinks wild animals belong in the zoo and Lyle is no exception. With his cat by his side, Mr. Grumps sets out to block Lyle at every twist and turn, while the ever-patient and kind crocodile continues his mission to prove that his gender are not the monsters they’re supposed to be. are. .
With a stellar lineup of live-action characters mixed with vocal talent, the call sheet for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is absolutely packed. Critically acclaimed musician Shawn Mendes will lend his voice to the singing crocodile, with Javier Bardem as Hector P. Valenti and Brett Gelman as Mr. Grumps. The Primm family will be played by Constance Wu, Winslow Fegley and Scoot McNairy.
The film’s original songs are being written by writing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who will also serve as executive producers. Pasek and Paul are a legendary songwriting team known for their work behind the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen, movie favorite La La Land, and many others. Their names are also attached to the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Snow White. Mendes, Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Mark Sonnenblick and Joriah Kwamé will join the duo in their musical creation. Blades of Glory and Office Christmas Party directing team Will Speck and Josh Gordon will direct the film which was adapted for the screen by Will Davies. Speck, Gordon and Hutch Parker will produce with Dan Wilson, Kevin K. Vafi and Robert J. Dohrmann joining Pasek and Paul as executive producers.
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