Sony has released the first trailer for the movie based on the smartphone emoticons.
James Corden plays hi-5 and Deadpool’s TJ Miller, Gene, in the animated film along with Sir Patrick Stewart as the Poop Emoji.
The cast also includes Anna Faris as Jailbreak, Maya Rudolph as Smiler, Jennifer Coolidge as Mary Meh, Jake T. Austin as Alex.
The first Emoji Movie trailer has landed [Sony]
The film centres on Gene, a multi-expressional emoji who sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.
Here’s the official film synopsis:
The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions.
Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.
The Emoji Movie is out on August 4