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All-Star Cast For ‘Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Movie’

In an upcoming Amazon film, sheep solve a murder mystery involving a shepherd. | Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum in 'The Greatest Showman' | Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Disney

Your Sheep, Your Fleece, Your Murder Mystery Clan Be Ewes?

An all-star cast awaits in a new detective comedy. Sheeps prove to be intelligent creatures that can solve a complex murder mystery — involving a dead Hugh-Jackman-shepherd in the upcoming Amazon MGM comedy.

That’ll Do, Sheep. That’ll Do

When one thinks of sheep, they usually don’t think of intelligence, even after a film like Babe (1995) demonstrated that they can be trained for greatness with some hard work and coaching from a pig. In reality, sheep are far more complex than they’re given credit for. They can distinguish their fellow sheep counterparts and human faces and even garner new skills.


According to Deadline, animation maestro Kyle Balda (Minions: The Rise of Gru) has enlisted several A-List stars for Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Movie, which is exactly what it sounds like — a sheep detective movie.

Besides the Ovis Aries stars and their incredible brainpower, A-List supporting talent joins them, including Hugh Jackman (Deadpool and Wolverine), Emma Thompson (Cruella), Nicholas Braun (Succession), Nicholas Galitzine (The Idea of You), Hong Chau (The Whale), Molly Gordon (Theater Camp), Mandeep Dhillon (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), and Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones). The collaboration of these accomplished actors promises to bring depth and charm to the animated world of sheep sleuths, captivating audiences with their talent and wit.

A Powerful Bedtime Story

Craig Mazin (The Last of Us) penned the script based on Leonie Swann’s bestselling German novel Glennkill. Inside Mazin’s screenplay adaptation of the Wooly investigators’ story, George Hardy (Jackman) is a shepherd raising sheep for their wool production and not their haggis.

Furthermore, George treats his flock so well that he even takes the time to read them a murder mystery each night. His passion for the mutton creatures pays off when he suddenly dies and the town’s cop Tim Derry (Braun) is too inept to track down the culprit. Moreover, the sheep become the reluctant heroes, tasked with figuring out what happened to their former master, and must go on a journey into the human world that they had previously only experienced through literature.

Ba, Ba, Bad Murder

Produced by Lindsay Doran alongside Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, with additional executive producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Aditya Sood, and Tim Wellspring, the film boasts a wealth of talent. Finally, principal photography has commenced, and Amazon has tantalizingly teased its release on February 20, 2026.

With anticipation mounting, audiences worldwide eagerly await to be transported into the captivating world crafted by this team. Overall, the story delivers a lesson on the positive influence of reading, touching the lives of humans and cerebral sheep alike.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on Dead Talk News.

Babe (1995) Rotton Tomatoes Official Trailer Courtesy of Universal Pictures

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Sammie is an undergraduate student at Arcadia University where she is majoring in English and creative writing and minoring in media and communications. Sammie enjoys writing about her favorite movies and tv shows and hopes to have a career in the media industry.