Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming animated holiday comedy Klaus, directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos.
The film follows Jesper (Jason Schwartzman), a young man who, after having distinguished himself as the postal academy’s worst student, “is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters.” According to the official synopsis, “Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care.
The voice talent also includes Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.
“This holiday season, discover the unlikely friendship that launched a legend” an onscreen line reads throughout the trailer, which is scored by the 2018 single “High Hopes” by the American pop rock band Panic! at the Disco, from their sixth studio album, “Pray for the Wicked”.
Klaus launches on the streaming service this fall, on November 15th.