Announced in 2008, the movie script bounced around studios for years before landing at STX Entertainment in 2015, and was filmed last year. Joining McCarthy and Barretta is the former Saturday Night Live player and frequent McCarthy collaborator Maya Rudolph, as well as Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks.

The trailer is somewhat reminiscent of Team America: World Police, the 2004 comedy by the creators of South Park that took puppets and made them do unspeakable things. Perhaps The Happytime Murders will reinvigorate the “muppet sex comedy” genre.

The Happytime Murders will be released Aug. 17 in the US. Leave the kids at home.

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