There are lots of movies I’m looking forward to and I’m happy when I get to report on films like Rampart or The Wettest County in the World. But the site isn’t simply about the films I like. Sometimes I have to report on films that crumple up my soul and chuck it in a waste bin of sadness. With that in mind, the trailer for Zookeeper has gone online. The “family film” stars Kevin James as a zookeeper who discovers that animals can talk and that they’ll help him win back the girl of his dreams (Leslie Bibb) even though he’s clearly going to end up with a fellow zookeeper played by Rosario Dawson. Oh, and the animals are voiced by celebrities like Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, and Sylvester Stallone because of course they are.
Hit the jump to see the trailer filled with slapstick and uncomfortable production placement for TGI Friday’s. Zookeeper opens July 8th, but maybe go see something else instead, like paint drying.
Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.
Here’s the official synopsis for Zookeeper:
The animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes. Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship – animal style.