Premiere - Despicable Me 4 : A Star-Studded Premiere at New York's Lincoln Center

By Mulder, New York, Rose Theater du Lincoln Center, 09 june 2024

Today,  the eagerly awaited premiere of Despicable Me 4 took place at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment hosted the star-studded event, drawing a mix of excitement and nostalgia as fans and cast members gathered to celebrate the latest installment of the beloved franchise. The red carpet was illuminated by the presence of the film's key actors, including Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, who reprise their roles as Gru and Lucy. Joining them were Will Ferrell, Joey King, Chloe Fineman, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Madison Polan, Chris Renaud, Ken Daurio, Magnus Ferrell, Betty Kay Overman, Viveca Paulin, and Axel Ferrell, marking a significant moment for the ensemble as they reintroduced these cherished characters to the audience after a seven-year hiatus since Despicable Me 3 (2017).

You can now discover the official red carpet interviews :

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itw Will Ferrell

itw Chloe Fineman

itw Joey King

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itw Madison Polan

itw Miranda Cosgrove

The event highlighted the continuation of Gru's story, focusing on his and Lucy's evolving family dynamics with the introduction of their new child, Gru Jr. Alongside their three adopted daughters, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, Gru and Lucy navigate the challenges and hilarities of family life. The premiere showcased the film's blend of humor and heart, promising to maintain the spirit that has made the series a global favorite. With Gru Jr.'s mischievous antics at the forefront, the film explores the comedic and chaotic adjustments within the family. The audience can expect a fresh yet familiar narrative filled with the signature humor that has defined the franchise.

Adding to the excitement, Despicable Me 4 introduces new characters and adversaries. Maxime Le Mal, voiced by Will Ferrell, and his partner Valentina, voiced by Sofia Vergara, bring new challenges and adventures for Gru and his family. The plot thickens as the family finds themselves on the run from these formidable villains, ensuring a thrilling mix of action and comedy. The cast's dynamic performances and the new characters' engaging storylines promise to captivate both new audiences and long-time fans of the series.

Behind the scenes, the film is directed by Chris Renaud, co-directed by Patrick Delage, and features a screenplay by Mike White and Ken Daurio. Chris Meledandri and Brett Hoffman produced the film, maintaining the creative vision that has driven the franchise's success. The musical score, composed by Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams, adds another layer of enjoyment, with new songs enhancing the film's vibrant atmosphere. This combination of seasoned talent and fresh creativity is set to deliver another hit for Illumination Entertainment.

As the premiere concluded, the anticipation for Despicable Me 4 continued to build. Scheduled for release on July 3, 2024, the film follows the success of Minions: The Rise of Gru and is poised to be a major summer blockbuster. The event left fans buzzing with excitement, eager to see the latest chapter in Gru's story unfold on the big screen. The return of Gru, Lucy, and the Minions, along with the introduction of new characters and adventures, promises to be a highlight of the summer movie season, delivering the humor, heart, and mayhem that audiences have come to love.

Synopsis : 
For the first time in seven years, Gru, the world's most popular super villain turned super agent of the Lynx Vigilance Agency, returns in a new chapter as hilarious as it is chaotic in the celebrated saga of illumination: Despicable me 4. Gru, Lucy and the girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes, welcome the latest addition to the family, Gru Junior, who seems to have only one passion: to drive his father crazy. But Gru is confronted by a new enemy, Maxime Le Mal, who, with the help of his girlfriend, the fatal Valentina, is going to force the whole family to flee.

Despicable Me 4
Directed by Chris Renaud
Written by Mike White, Ken Daurio
Produced by Chris Meledandri, Brett Hoffman
Starring  Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Joey King, Miranda Cosgrove, Stephen Colbert, Sofía Vergara, Steve Coogan, Chris Renaud, Madison Polan, Dana Gaier, Chloe Fineman, Will Ferrell
Edited by Tiffany Hillkurtz
Music by Heitor Pereira (score), Pharrell Williams (songs and themes)
Production company : Illumination
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date : July 3, 2024 (United States), July 10, 2024 (France)
Running time : 95 minutes

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