The Addams Family is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy horror film based on the comics of the same name by Charles Addams. The film is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, and will star the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney.
It is set to be released in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer through United Artists Releasing and by Universal Pictures internationally on 11th October 2019.
The Addams family’s lives begin to unravel when they move to New Jersey and face-off against the 21st century and its greedy, arrogant and sly reality TV host Margaux Needler while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.
The movie, which is a reboot of the franchise, follows the Addams family as they attempt to be their unique selves in a place where everyone wants them to either assimilate (there’s a joke about this in the trailer) or leave. They’re perfectly happy continuing to live their best creepy lives in their house of actual horrors, but the residents of this New Jersey town aren’t here for it.
There are a few changes that fans will notice, though. Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” plays in the trailer, as does a remixed version of the classic theme, and there are some references to other popular horror movies, like It.
In October 2017, it was announced that the film would be directed and produced by Conrad Vernon. Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz will produce the film, and Matt Lieberman will make revisions to the screenplay, and the film would be animated by Cinesite Studios, with Tabitha Shick overseeing the film for MGM. In December 2017, it was reported that Oscar Isaac was in talks to voice the role of Gomez Addams in the film.
In June 2018, Isaac was confirmed for the voice cast, alongside the additions of Charlize Theron, Allison Janney, Bette Midler, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard and Nick Kroll. In July 2018, Aimee Garcia joined the voice cast. In August 2018, Elsie Fisher joined the voice cast. In November 2018, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short were added to the voice cast. In August 2019, Snoop Dogg, Tituss Burgess, and Jenifer Lewis joined the voice cast, with Snoop Dogg providing the voice for Cousin Itt.
The film is scheduled to be released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer through United Artists Releasing in the United States on October 11, 2019, with Universal Pictures handling the international rights. It was previously set for October 18, 2019 before moving up to October 11, to avoid competition with Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.