It probably takes more than a few phone calls to get Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes in the same room together, but Laika has managed that feat, even if it’s just getting them in front of microphones for the upcoming animated movie “Kubo And The Two Strings.”
The quartet lead an ensemble cast that includes Art Parkinson, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro who bring to life this adventure that features mythical beasts, samurais and more. Here’s the official synopsis:
Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.
“Kubo And The Two Strings” opens on August 19th. Watch below.