Jon Hamm is getting family friendly as the Mad Men star has signed on for a voice role in the Despicable Me spin-off, Minions, playing Sandra Bullock’s husband in the movie, according to Deadline.
The story is set in the 1960s, long before the little yellow Minions joined forces with Despicable Me’s Gru. The film lets us know that the pint-sized henchmen have been around since the beginning of time, providing their services to the world’s elite villains.
The plot follows the Minions as they head to a villain conference to find their latest master to serve, where they encounter Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), whose ‘Audrey Hepburn-like high style appearance belies her world domination ambition and her aspirations to become the world’s first female super-villain’. Jon Hamm is playing Scarlett’s inventor husband, Herb Overkill.
Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me) and Kyle Balda (Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax) are directing from a screenplay by Brian Lynch.