Open Road Films to Release Iglesias’ “The Nut Job 2” in May 2017

There’s more nuttiness in store for Gabriel Iglesias next summer…

Open Road Films has set a May 19, 2017 U.S. release date for The Nut Job 2, featuring the 39-year-old Mexican American comedian and actor as part of the voice cast.

Gabriel Iglesias

It’s a sequel to the 2014 sneaky animated hit that grossed $120.9M worldwide, which had the biggest box office opening ever for an independent animated film.

Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Iglesias as the voice of Jimmy, and Jeff Dunham are reprising their voice roles for the follow-up, with more cast coming soon. The family film was originally eyed as a January 15, 2016 title.

Gabriel Iglesias in The Nut Job

The sequel returns to Oakton, where the evil mayor decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly Squirrel (Arnett) and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

Cal Brunker is directing a script he co-wrote with Scott Bindley and Bob Barlen.

Alba’s “Escape From Planet Earth” Trailer Released

Jessica Alba is preparing for her her great escape in February…

Jessica Alba

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for the animated space alien adventure Escape From Planet Earth, which features the 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress’ voice.

Directed by Despicable Me’s storyboard artist Cal Brunker, the 3D computer animated family film centers on Astronaut Scorch Supernova, who finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Escape From Planet Earth

Based on a story by Leech & Cory Edwards, the film includes the voices of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Lynch, Paul Reubens and Rob Corddry.

This is Alba’s first foray into animated fare on the big screen.

Escape From Planet Earth is scheduled to open February 14, 2013.