New Character Posters: Horrible Bosses and The Smurfs
06.07.11 by BJSprecher
Warner Bros. has released a set of six new character posters for its upcoming black comedy, Horrible Bosses. Directed by Seth Gordon (Four Christmases, TV's The Office), the movie centers around three friends — Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) — disgruntled employees who feel that they would be happier if they did away with their bosses—Mr. Harken (Kevin Spacey), Dr. Harris (Jennifer Aniston) and Mr. Pellitt (Colin Farrell), respectively. Jamie Foxx, Donald Sutherland, and Julie Bowen also star. Horrible Bosses opens July 8th.
Columbia Pictures has also distributed a set of six character posters for the international release of a movie with characters that are far more humane and far less human than those in Horrible Bosses, Sony Pictures Animation's The Smurfs. Directed by Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), The Smurfs is a CGI/live-action 3-D adaptation of the popular children's cartoon of the same name created by Belgian animator Peyo. The movie opens in the Middle Ages and finds the Smurfs cornered by their arch-nemesis, Gargamel (Hank Azaria) and his Smurf-craving cat, Azrael. Six of the Smurfs inadvertently stumble through a portal that transports the loveable blue gnomes with the most versatile of verbs ("to smurf") through time and space to our world. Fortunately, they are discovered in Central Park by Patrick and Grace Winslow (Neal Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays), a loving couple who try to help the Smurfs get back home and away from Gargamel and Azrael.
The Smurfs are voiced by an all-star cast that includes Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Anthon Yelchin as Clumsy Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, Jeff Foxworthy as Handy Smurf, Paul "Pee-Wee" Reubens as Jokey Smurf, Gary Basaraba as Hefty Smurf, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf, Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf, Kenan Thompson as Greedy Smurf, John Oliver as Vanity Smurf and Katy Perry as Smurfette. The movie opens July 29th.