Disney’s 20th Century Studios has uploaded the official trailer and downloaded the cast details for robot buddy comedy Ron’s Gone Wrong — the first theatrical release from U.K.-based CG animation studio Locksmith Animation. Starring Zach Galifianakis (Missing Link, The LEGO Batman Movie) and Jack Dylan Grazer (Luca, IT), the movie is due to open worldwide on October 22. The trailer debuts, appropriately, in honor of “Best Friend’s Day.”
Ron’s Gone Wrong is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend Out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
The film’s voice cast also features Olivia Colman (The Crown), Ed Helms (The Office), Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), Kylie Cantrall (Gabby Duran and the Unsittables), Ricardo Hurtado (The Goldbergs), Marcus Scribner (Black-ish) and Thomas Barbusca (Chad).
Ron’s Gone Wrong is directed by Pixar veteran Jean-Philippe Vine (story artist on Cars 3 and The Good Dinosaur) and Locksmith co-founder Sarah Smith (Arthur Christmas) with Octavio Rodriguez (story artist on Coco and The Incredibles 2) co-directing. The script is written by Peter Baynham (Arthur Christmas, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm) & Smith. Julie Lockhart (Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits), also a co-founder of Locksmith, and Lara Breay produce, with Locksmith chairman Elisabeth Murdoch, Smith and Baynham serving as executive producers.
London-based Locksmith Animation is also producing the holiday feature film That Christmas, based on writer/director Richard Curtis’ (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually) series of Christmas children’s books and is in development on a musical/comedy film at Warner Bros. Pictures. www.locksmithanimation.com