Cat videos!! OK, now that we have your attention — well, some of you — here’s the first trailer for Kevin Spacey’s off-brand comedy Nine Lives, in which he is imprisoned within a fluffy puddy tat. Those who might be allergic to the premise should feel free to act aloof and disinterested.
The House of Cards star plays Tom Brand, a business giant who knows how to make obscene amounts of money but not how to be a good dad. His daughter asks for a kitty for her birthday, and when he misses her party — seemingly an annual rite — he stops in an oddball pet shop run by a weird shopkeeper (Christopher Walken, who else?). “Can I just pick out a cat, and I’ll be on my way?” Not so, fast, Fluffy. Seems this is no ordinary feline establishment. Quicker than you can say “Flea-ky Friday,” Brand finds himself in the body of a beast. “How do I get out of this?” he asks the proprietor. “You haven’t been there for your family,” is the reply. “You have one week to connect with them, or you gonna be stuck inside that cat for the rest of your life.” Shenanigans, high jinks and puns aplenty ensue as the newly christened Mr. Fuzzypants does some very catlike things (peeing in an enemy’s handbag) and otherwise (chin-ups).
Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Cheryl Hines, Mark Consuelos and Malina Weissman co-star in the Barry Sonnenfeld-helmed pic written by Gwyn Lurie, Matt R. Allen & Caleb Wilson, and Daniel Antoniazzi & Ben Shiffrin. EuropaCorp produced Nine Lives with Fundamental Films and will open it August 5. Check out the trailer above, and tell us what you think.