The upcoming DreamWorks Animation film “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” stars Lana Condor as another awkward adolescent.
“Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” is an action comedy about a sweet, awkward 16-year-old girl who is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High but mostly just feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White), who only seems to admire her fractals, and she’s barred from hanging out at the beach with the cool kids because Ruby’s over-protective supermom (Toni Collette) has forbidden Ruby from ever getting in the water.
However, when Ruby violates her mother’s number one rule, she discovers that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother (Jane Fonda), the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas.
The Krakens have sworn to defend the world’s oceans from the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have battled the Kraken for eons. There’s just one problem with that: Chelsea (Annie Murphy) is a mermaid. Ruby will eventually have to accept who she is and go big to protect those she cares about the most.
Lana Condor expressed her delight that fans will be able to see this film in an interview with Where Is The Buzz.
Condor discussed the scene that moved her the most, the first three things she’d do if she woke up tomorrow morning and discovered she was a Princess, the most difficult secret she had to keep, her other favorite character in the film, and the possibility of a sequel. The full interview with Lana Condor can be found below.
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken also features an all-star cast led by Emmy winner Colman Domingo as Ruby’s supportive father, Emmy nominee Sam Richardson as Ruby’s enthusiastic uncle, and Blue Chapman as Ruby’s cool little brother.
The film features a comedic powerhouse supporting cast, including Emmy nominee Will Forte, Emmy nominee Nicole Byer, YouTube Diamond creator Liza Koshy, Ramona Young, Eduardo Franco, Echo Kellum, and award-winning social media creator and podcaster Emma Chamberlain. It is directed by Kirk DeMicco and produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, p.g.a., with Faryn Pearl serving as co-director.
Pam Brady, the Emmy-winning South Park producer, as well as Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi, wrote the script. Mike Mitchell serves as executive producer, and Rachel Zusser serves as co-producer.
“Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” hits theaters this Friday, June 30th.