What if you found out that your parents were actually super-skilled thieves that had this whole life of crime before they settled down and lived the suburban life? That would be pretty shocking, and yet, that’s exactly what happens in Netflix’s upcoming film, “The Sleepover.”
As seen in the trailer for the new family comedy, “The Sleepover” is essentially two films in one. You have the aforementioned plot, where the children of world-class thieves have to solve the mystery of what happened when their parents were kidnapped, leading them to discover all sorts of things they never knew about their guardians. And then you have the B-plot, which finds the parents forced to go back to a life of crime for one last score. Family-friendly hijinks ensue.
The new family comedy film stars Sadie Stanley, Maxwell Simkins, Ken Marino, Cree Cicchino, Lucas Jaye, Karla Souza, Enuka Okuma, Erik Griffin, Joe Manganiello, and Malin Åkerman. “The Sleepover” is directed by Trish Sie, who is probably best known for her features “Step Up: All-In” and “Pitch Perfect 3.”
“The Sleepover” is set to arrive on Netflix on August 21.
Here’s the synopsis:
In this family adventure-comedy, Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Åkerman) is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program. When both their mom and dad (Ken Marino) are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job with an ex-flame of Margot’s (Joe Manganiello), the siblings must team up to rescue their parents over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget.