Sony Pictures has released the trailer for “Lilo, Lilo Crocodile” (Lyle, Lyle Crocodile), which features singer Shawn Mendes as the voice of the title character.
Adapted from the children’s books by Bernard Waber, the film shows the surprise of a family to find a happy crocodile in the bathtub of their new home, which not only talks but sings. Lilo lives in the attic of the house and her artistic partner, Hector, assures him he is harmless. The son of the family is enchanted by the singing crocodile, but this friendship is threatened by an evil neighbor, who wants to see the animal locked up in a zoo.
In addition to the voice of Shawn Mendes as the CGI crocodile, the cast includes Javier Bardem (“Introducing the Ricardos”) as Hector, Constance Wu (“Hustlers”) and Scoot McNairy (“Narcos: Mexico”) as the parents, Winslow Fegley (“Cripple Nights”) as the son and Brett Gelman (“Stranger Things”) as the neighbor.
The adaptation was written by Will Davies (“Letter the King”) and directed by the duo Josh Gordon and Will Speck (both from “The Last Hangover of the Year”).
“Lilo, Lilo Crocodile” is scheduled to premiere on October 27 in Brazil, 20 days after its US release.
See below the trailer in two versions: with subtitles and dubbed in Portuguese.