Ace Ventura Jr.
Monday, June 23, 2008
This September, Universal Pictures brings you the son of the eccentric pet detective as he takes his shot at the spotlight in the movie Ace Ventura Jr., the second sequel to the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
Following his African adventure in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Ace returned to Florida to marry girlfriend Melissa and became the loving father of a baby boy. On the other hand, Ace’s extreme curiosity took him on another remote case and the foul-mouthed gumshoe was never to be seen or heard from again.
Now working as a zoo keeper, single mother Melissa and son Ace Jr. struggle to put the past behind them and continue with life without her husband. Much to Melissa's dismay, 12-year-old Ace Jr. has started to follow in his father's comic footsteps. At school, Ace Jr. starts honing his pet detective skills for the 7th grade set, often trying to recover classmates’ missing pets, which often results to big mishaps.
Nevertheless, Ace Jr. jumps into action when a master animal thief abducts a baby panda and his mom is wrongly accused of the crime. With the help of pals Laura and tech wizard A-Plus, young Ace must bring catch the thief and do his inane and lovable dad's memory justice.
Josh Flitter, who is known for playing Corky in Nancy Drew, Eddie in The Greatest Game Ever Played, the voice of Rudy in the 2008 animated film Horton Hears a Who!, stars as the film’s title character. Also joining Ace Ventura Jr. are Emma Lockhart as Laura, Vince Cudlin as Russell Hollander, Seth Simon as Quenton Pennington Jr., Ann Cusack as Melissa Ventura, Ralph Waite as Grandpa Ventura, Cullen Douglas as Dr. Sickinger, Austin Rogers as A Plus, and Robie Alan as the Special Government Agent, just to name a few.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Universal Pictures)