Luck — release date, voice cast, plot, interviews, first looks and all about the animated movie

Enjoy the adventures of Sam and Bob when Luck arrives on Apple TV Plus and in cinemas in early August 2022.
Enjoy the adventures of Sam and Bob when Luck arrives on Apple TV Plus and in cinemas in early August 2022. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Arriving at the same time in cinemas and Apple TV Plus, Luck is the latest animation from the creators of Toy Story and Cars, and has a star-studded voice cast including Simon Pegg, Whoopi Goldberg and Jane Fonda. 

"It’s a lovely story about the importance of friendship and family, and it’s a rip-roaring adventure as well," says Simon Pegg who plays a cat called Bob.

It's Eva Noblezada, however, who voices the lead character Sam, a woman who was born unlucky. Then one day she stumbles into the "Land of Luck" and hopes to bring some back for her best friend. But is she really the right person to be meddling around in a magical land she has no place being in? 

Here’s all you need to know about the movie Luck on Apple TV Plus

Sam finds herself in the Land Of Luck!

Sam finds herself in the Land Of Luck! (Image credit: Apple TV Plus)

Luck release date

Luck will be released in cinemas worldwide on Friday, August 5 2022 and will also premiere on Apple TV Plus on that same date. 

Is there a trailer for Luck?

Yes an offiicial Luck trailer has been released and it sees Sam saying “I blame bad luck for everything that’s gone wrong in my life” before accidentally finding herself in the Land of Luck. Take a look here...

Luck plot

In Luck, Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada) is so unlucky she can’t even walk through a supermarket without shelves falling on top of her. But then she finds a lucky penny and things seem to change – until she accidentally flushes it down the toilet. Then Sam finds herself transported to the Land of Luck but humans aren’t allowed there and her presence causes chaos in this magical land with a unicorn and dragon living there. So when Sam dooms herself and her best friend to a lifetime of bad luck she’s determined to change their fortunes.  

Meeting a dragon in the Land of Luck.

Meeting a dragon in the Land of Luck. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Will meeting a unicorn bring luck for Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada)?

Will meeting a unicorn bring luck for Sam Greenfield? (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Luck voice cast — Eva Noblezada on playing Sam Greenfield

In Luck relative newcomer Eva Noblezada plays Sam Greenfield, a clumsy woman cursed by misfortune. She’s a Broadway star previously appeared in Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary as well as the movie Yellow Rose. She’s also appeared in the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Sam, who grew up in the foster care system, takes all the bad luck she encounters in her stride, caring more about others than herself. About to leave foster care and move out of Summerland Home for Girls, Sam’s last wish is to help her bunkmate, five-year-old Hazel (Adelynn Spoon), find the ‘forever family’ that Sam never managed to.

"Sam’s determined and extremely optimist," says Eva, 26. "She’s also a realist about what her luck hinders her from being able to do and what she’s capable of. Nevertheless, she persists!"

Luck voice star Eva with her character Sam.

Luck voice star Eva Noblezada with her character Sam. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Who else is among the voice cast in Luck?

There is an amazing voice cast of stars in Luck. Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, Sister Act, Anansi Boys and The Color Purple) voices the leprechaun called Captain. Jane Fonda (Barbarella, On Golden Pond, Monster-in-law and Grace and Frankie) is The Dragon while Simon Pegg (The Undeclared War, Star Trek) is a mischievous black cat Bob. Flula Borg voices the unicorn while Lil Rel Howery, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger, Maurice Irvin and Adelynn Spoon round out the other voice cast.

Jane Fonda on voicing a dragon called Bebe

"It’s not often you get to voice a dragon named Bebe," smiles Jane Fonda, 84, who as the elegant CEO of Good Luck, leads a team of lucky pigs, rabbits and ladybugs. "She’s a very strong, powerful character and loves having good luck. If she had it her way, she’d entirely eradicate bad luck, but eventually she comes to realise that bad luck isn’t all negative – sometimes bad luck can lead to good luck."

Hollywood legend Jane Fonda voices Dragon.

Hollywood legend Jane Fonda voices the dragon Bebe. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Simon Pegg on voicing Bob the cat

Simon Pegg had a ball voicing Bob, an enigmatic, talking black cat from Scotland. "He’s this very mischievous, not entirely professional worker in the Land of Luck, who has his own little bevy of secrets," says the Star Trek star, who’s currently shooting the eighth instalment of the Mission: Impossible film franchise with Tom Cruise.

After being kind to Bob, Sam’s delighted that he seems to have left her a lucky penny which she then – typically! – loses. Chasing after the elusive feline in the hope of getting another penny for Hazel, she sees him leap into a mysterious portal that leads to the Land of Luck and jumps in after him!

"Bob’s absolutely incensed that Sam followed him in; it could mean his job," says Simon, explaining that humans aren’t allowed to see the mystical creatures that make good luck and bad luck dust which is then fired out randomly to the human world. "She’s a huge problem and he wants her to get out, but as the adventure continues, they start to become friends. Bob has a rule: no friends! And yet Sam, with all her charming optimism and generosity, gets under his fur."

Simon Pegg with his Scottish cat Bob.

Simon Pegg with his Scottish cat Bob. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Whoopi Goldberg on voicing Captain the leprechaun

Whoopi Goldberg plays The Captain, a no-nonsense leprechaun who’s responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly in the Land of Luck. "I think audiences will go, “Whoa, she’s a leprechaun and she’s Black”, because you’ve not seen a Black leprechaun before," says Whoopi, 66. "I haven’t and I’ve met many leprechauns, you know!"

Bob the cat, she tells us, had better watch his pawprints. "Captain wants to put Bob away, that’s her number one mission. She always felt there was something shady about him."

Whoopi Goldberg and the Captain.

Whoopi Goldberg and the Captain. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

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