Kevin Spacey: Two-time Oscar winner, acclaimed actor, and even studio head. But now he’s doing something we’ve never seen him do before — voice a cat in a live action movie. Seriously. And as directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Yep, that’s right, “Men In Black,” helmer Barry Sonnenfeld.
Also starring Jennifer Garner, Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken, and Robbie Amell, “Nine Lives” is your classic bodyswitch movie, but this time, it’s a badboy billionaire who winds up in the body of a cat. Again, seriously. Here’s the synopsis:
Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His company is nearing completion on the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom•s workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). Rebecca’s 11th birthday is here, and she wants a cat. Tom hates cats but needs a gift. He finds a mystical pet store where the owner, Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), presents him with a tomcat named Mr. Fuzzypants. En route to his daughter’s party, Tom has a terrible accident. When he wakes he discovers he is trapped in the body of the cat. Adopted by his own family, he begins to experience his life through a new perspective. In order to return to his family as the husband and father they deserve, Tom will have to learn why he has been placed in this peculiar situation.
“Nine Lives” opens on August 5th. Watch below.