Time is money and money is diapers. At least according to Alec Baldwin's Teddy Templeton — aka the cutest tycoon in existence — in the first trailer for DreamWorks' Boss Baby sequel: Family Business. Taking place several decades after the first movie, the follow-up picks up with Teddy and his older brother, Tim (James Marsden replaces Tobey Maguire), as adults who have drifted apart over the years.
Teddy's a successful hedge fund CEO and Tim is living the quiet family life in the suburbs with his wife, Carol (Eva Longoria), and daughter, Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt). Tabitha wants to be like her uncle Teddy, but Tim worries that her ambition and drive to succeed in the working world is getting in the way of her enjoying a normal childhood. Things get more complicated when the family welcomes a new daughter, Tina (Amy Sedaris), who turns out to be a secret agent for BabyCorp, on a mission to learn more about Tabitha's school — the Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood — and its mysterious founder, Dr. Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum), who is teaching babies to be...bad. DUN! DUN! DUN!
In order to infiltrate Armstrong's organization and take him down, Tim and Ted must ingest a Baby Corp. formula that turns them back into little kids for a period of 48 hours (their minds will be completely wiped of the experience once the mission is over). Along the way, the brothers will renew their loving relationship via a repeat of their formative years.
Watch the trailer below:
Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow reprise their roles of the Templeton brothers' parents.
"The everyday joy for me is not only watching our actors make a line hilarious or heartfelt through subtle adjustments, but the process they all share of improvisation and character creation," McGrath said when the project was first confirmed in September 2020. “They are the heart and soul of the characters they bring to life."
"We are so thrilled to welcome these new additions to our Boss Babyfamily," added producer Jeff Hermann (Kung Fu Panda 3). "James, Amy, Ariana, Eva and Jeff each bring so much depth, wit and charm to combine with Alec, Lisa, and Jimmy to form an incredibly rich ensemble, one which expands upon the world of the first movie in unexpected and exciting ways."
The Boss Baby was also spun out into an animated TV series, the first three seasons of which can be streamed on Netflix.
The Boss Baby: Family Business sets up shop in theaters March 26, 2021.
(DreamWorks Animation and SYFY WIRE are both owned by NBCUniversal)