AceShowbiz - On November 21, Sony released the first full-length trailer for "Peter Rabbit" via PEOPLE. The approximately two-and-a-half-minute trailer features the film's star-studded cast that brings Potter's beloved characters to life.
In the footage, the garden animals are shown to live an idyllic, peaceful life alongside a beautiful painter, Bea (Rose Byrne), who loves animals. Everything changes when a new farmer, Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), attempts to keep his garden rabbit-free. "Who does he think he is?! This is our land. This is our ancestors' land! It's time to get our garden back," says Peter Rabbit (James Corden).
Things get complicated when McGregor and Bea become infatuated with each other. To get Bea's heart, the farmer pretends to be a friend of the rabbits while secretly trying to figure out ways to get rid of the woodland animals. To reveal McGregor's true nature, Peter keeps finding ways to prevent Bea from getting together with the mean farmer. Both sides set up traps for each other, which usually end up being successful on the rabbits' side.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Corden gushed about his character, " 'Peter Rabbit' is a timeless story with a classic character who is easy to love. Peter is the classic underdog-he's a rascal, he's mischievous, and he is fearless. He thinks he has power and ability beyond what's in him, as all children do."
The animated rabbit film is directed by Will Gluck based on a script that he co-wrote with Rob Lieber ("Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"). The director has made and produced films which might have seemed terrible but they were surprisingly not bad. His films include "Easy A", "Friends with Benefits" and "Annie".
Aside of Corden, Gleeson and Byrne, "Peter Rabbit" has Daisy Ridley as the voice of Cottontail, Margot Robbie as the voice of Flopsy, Elizabeth Debicki as the voice of Mopsy, Sia Furler as the voice of hedgehog called Mrs. Tiggly Winkle and Sam Neill as Older McGregor.
Sony set February 9, 2018 as the film's U.S. release date, which could give the film good commercial response. The film is competing with high-profile films such as "Fifty Shades Freed", "The 15:17 to Paris" and "The Hurricane Heist", but none of "Peter Rabbit" competitors are family-friendly.