In just a couple months, U.S. moviegoers will be able to travel straight to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld through the big screen, as Viva Kids presents The Amazing Maurice in theaters starting February 3, 2023. Together with the new release date, a fresh teaser trailer has dropped featuring the brilliant conman cat and the hapless humans caught up in his schemes.
Synopsis: Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of talking rats. When Maurice and the rodents reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, they meet a bookworm named Malicia and their little con soon goes down the drain.
Directed by Toby Genkel (A Stork’s Journey) from a screenplay by Terry Rossio (Shrek), based on Pratchett’s book The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, the film’s stellar voice cast features Hugh Laurie as Maurice, Emilia Clarke as Malicia, Himesh Patel as Keith, Gemma Arterton as Peaches, David Thewlis as Boss Man, Hugh Bonneville as The Mayor and David Tennant as Dangerous Beans.
The Amazing Maurice is a co-production of Ulysses Filmproduktion, Studio Rakete (Germany); Cantilever Media, Red Star 3D and Moonshot Films (U.K.).