The Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile team celebrated the world premiere of the children’s novel adaptation on Sunday in New York City.
Star Constance Wu, Shawn Mendes, Ego Nwodim, Scoot McNairy newcomers Winslow Fegley and Lyric Hurd, and the film’s directors and producers took to the black and white checkered carpet to talk about their live-action film projects.
“It’s a fantastic story,” producer Hatch Parker told The Hollywood Reporter. “I mean, it’s a well-loved book, but it’s really Lyle’s kind of spirit that makes it so special. It just feels like it’s the right time to tell this kind of story. We like to say that everyone needs a little Lyle in their life, and I think that’s true.”
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Follow McNairy and Wu, who recently moved to New York, play Mr. and Mrs. Primm, respectively, as their young son Josh (Fegley) struggles to adjust and make friends. That all changes when he meets Lyle, the singing alligator who loves caviar and baths – until Prims’ evil neighbor, Mr. Grupps (Brett Gehrman), threatens Lyle The presence.
Parker believes directors Will Spike and Josh Gordon were a big draw for the cast, and once they got together, everyone went really well.
“Constance is great,” Parker said. “Javier [Bardem, who also starred in this movie] is fantastic. He’s a legend. So watching him tackle is exciting and extraordinary. He’s never sung or sang in a movie like this. Dancing. I mean, it’s a tough job, and it’s extraordinary to watch him do what he does.”
Mendes marks his career as a crocodile voice One of the first major movie roles of his career. The pop star has also written several original songs for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.
. “It’s a very different process,” Parker explained. You spend a lot of time getting him to understand the dramatic way the song works, but he’s pretty natural. He is very good. “
McNairy was inspired to work with these talented actors, especially Baden.
“Javier is talented and fun to be around ,very good,” he said. “But just with all the stuff he added, it’s really, really fascinating to watch someone you really admire at work. McNairy added that it was important for him to be able to participate in projects that his children were able to watch so they could see what their father did, not just hear it. He wanted to watch The children of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile leave the theater feeling confident and knowing they can overcome their fears.
As for Wu, she felt that the film, As well as her upcoming memoir making scenes , are portrayals of true self.
“When I portray myself in public, I’m very relieved,” she told THR two recent releases. “I’m so excited to have a musical coming out because it’s a portrayal of who I really am because I’m a Musical Theater Nerds. I have always been. “
Talking about making the scene, Wu hopes it will help readers to be more empathetic and curious
“I said something in the intro, I said, ‘Don’t think of someone as a girl, but make the scene, think about the scene that shapes the girl,’ I mean, it’s important to stop our judgment, and It’s about getting our empathy and curiosity about what situations might lead someone to express their expression at that particular moment. “
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will be released on October 7.