Netflix is back with a family drama for kids with a movie that looks like Spy Kids meets National Treasure.
The Sleepover is a brand new action-comedy movie by Netflix, which stars Malin Åkerman as a stay-at-home suburban mom with a very shady past. This family drama directed by Trish Sie and with a screenplay from Sarah Rothschild will also star Maxwell Simkins, Sadie Stanley as siblings and Ken Marino as the husband of Åkerman.
If you are fed up with young adult and romantic movies and just want some of the old family drama where the parents turn out to be elite thieves, this is just the movie for you.
Read on to know more about the movie.
The Sleepover Release Date:
The movie was announced last year in August. While Netflix is going to distribute the film, it is produced by LD Entertainment.
The movie began filming in August 2019 itself and thus finished shooting before the world went to chaos.
The movie is coming soon to Netflix on the 21st of August 2020.
The Sleepover Trailer:
The trailer for ‘The Sleepover’ was just released days ago and gives some insight into the movie and shows Malin Åkerman kicking ass.
You can watch the trailer here.
The Sleepover Cast:
The cast of the movie was announced last year with the announcement of the movie and popular names such as Akerman and Marino were cast.
While the plot of the movies revolves around the siblings’ Clancy and Kevin Finch played by Sadie Stanley and Maxwell Simkins respectively other notable cast members of the movie include the ex-thief parents of the kids, Malin Åkerman as Margot Finch and Ken Marino as Glen Finch.
The cast of the movie also includes:
- Joe Manganiello
- Erik Griffin
- Karla Souza
- Enuka Okuma
- Cree Cicchino as Mim
- Lucas Jaye as Lewis
- Matthew Grimaldi as Travis Schultz
- Jayden Bartels as Laura Forester
- Mallory James Mahoney as Holly Smith
- Dalila Bela as Lucy Forester
The Sleepover Plot:
The official plot for the movie released by Netflix for The Sleepover is:
In this family adventure-comedy, Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Åkerman) is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program. When both their mom and dad (Ken Marino) are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job with an ex-flame of Margot’s (Joe Manganiello), the siblings must team up to rescue their parents over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget.
If we look at the plot of the movie, we can see that it has many similarities to one of the most popular movie series for kids, Spy Kids if you take out their parents being spies and insert in thieves.
It will be interesting to see if the movie lives up to the expectations of becoming a good family drama for kids or adults alike or it will be a failure just like many movies in this genre that fail to reach the audience.
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