Director Tom McGrath Returns for Boss Baby 2
According to Deadline, director Tom McGrath is returning to direct Boss Baby 2, the sequel to his animated hit featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin as a suit-wearing, briefcase-toting baby. McGrath previously helmed the Madagascar trilogy and Megamind for DreamWorks. Together, his five films have accrued more than $2.7 billion at the worldwide box office.
The first Boss Baby, released on March 31, 2017, earned $468.4 million worldwide, with $167 million coming from North America and $301.4 million from international markets. It also spawned a spinoff series on Netflix titled The Boss Baby: Back in Business.
The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly-imaginative 7-year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
The voice cast also includes Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow and Miles Bakshi. The animated film is directed by Tom McGrath and written by Michael McCullers. The Boss Baby is produced by Ramsey Ann Naito.
Boss Baby 2 is slated to hit theaters on March 26, 2021.