When the original Sing animated film came out it was a huge hit with both children and parents. Now, Sing 2 looks to build on that with an assortment of amazing new singers.
According to Deadline, Halsey, Bono, and Pharrell Williams have joinedIllumination’s Sing 2 as a teenaged wolf, a faded rockstar lion, and the above-mentioned elephant ice cream truck driver, respectively.
Bobby Cannavale, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti have also signed to star, joining reprising stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johannsson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly and Nick Kroll. Pic will be ready for theatrical holiday release a year from now.
This will be the first time U2’s Bono will be featured as an animated character in a children’s film.
In Sing 2, Buster Moon (McConaughey) and his cast of underdogs push their talents beyond their local theater, hoping for a shot to perform at the most prestigious venue in the entertainment capital of the world: The Crystal Tower Theater. To do that, though, they’ll first have to impress the powerful and egotistical entertainment mogul—and likely gangster—wolf Jimmy Crystal (Cannavale) and prove that they are worthy of his stage. Crystal will let them perform, on condition Buster convince the world’s most reclusive rock legend, lion Clay Calloway (Bono) out of self-imposed seclusion after the death of his wife and persuade him to perform in the show. Williams plays Alfonso, an elephant ice-cream-truck owner who becomes the first crush of shy elephant Meena (Kelly). Halsey voices Jimmy Crystal’s teenage daughter, Porsche; Wright plays a streetwise feline dancer who helps earnest gorilla Johnny (Egerton) regain his confidence while learning his choreography; Andre plays a self-important yak; and Peretti voices Jimmy Crystal’s haughty canine assistant and talent scout. Witherspoon returns as harried mother pig, Rosita; Scarlett Johansson reprises as rocker porcupine Ash and Kroll returns as the pig artiste, Gunter.
Sing 2 arrives in theaters December 22nd, 2021.