* A new father himself, actor Lance Gross hosted a “Family & Friends” screening of The Angry Birds Movie on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot.
Known for his roles on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Tyler Perry’s Temptations, a recurring role on FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, which was just renewed for a fourth season, Lance is also the celebrity ambassador for Toyota’s “Going Green Initiative” where he travels around the country introducing more eco-friendly resources and practices into urban communities.
In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Bill Hader (Trainwreck, Inside Out), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Sisters), and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), as well as Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Sisters), Hannibal Buress (Daddy’s Home, Broad City),
Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), and country music superstar Blake Shelton, who writes and preforms the original song “Friends,” the Columbia Pictures/Rovio Entertainment film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder. The screenplay is by Jon Vitti, and the film is executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.
Angry Birds Trailer
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph,Kate McKinnon,Tony Hale,Keegan-Michael Key,Ike Barinholtz,Tituss Burgess,with Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage
Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis
John Cohen, Catherine Winder
James Ward III