‘Sing 2’: Release date, plot, cast, creators and all about animated musical-comedy starring Bono, Halsey and Pharrell Williams

Garth Jennings who wrote and helmed the first part in 2016, will retain the chair of the director and scriptwriter


                            ‘Sing 2’: Release date, plot, cast, creators and all about animated musical-comedy starring Bono, Halsey and Pharrell Williams
Bono, Halsey and Pharrell Willaims (Getty Images)

Animated musical comedy-drama ‘Sing’ was released in 2016 and went on to gross a whopping $634 million at the global box-office. The lovable animated characters of Buster Moon the koala, Rosita the pig and Ash the crested porcupine punk among several others got etched in our hearts. Come 2021, we will see Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson once again taking over as the voice of the adorable characters on the silver screen.

The big news is the makers have now also roped in musicians Bono, Halsey and Pharrell Williams for the sequel. Speaking to Variety, Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri asserted, “'Sing 2’ transcends the animation genre, immersing audiences in a fully realized world populated by complex characters, each with bold aspirations and relatable challenges. We are thrilled that the Sing franchise attracts such exceptional talent, and we are delighted to announce this extraordinary cast.”  He added, “The film is a musical celebration of the unrelenting pursuit of one’s dreams, no matter how large the challenges that stand in your way. At its core, this movie speaks to the power of optimism and belief.” Here’s everything else you need to know about ‘Sing 2.’

Release date

‘Sing 2’ is scheduled to hit the theaters on December 22, 2021.

'Sing' (YouTube)

Plot

While the 2016 ‘Sing’ followed a group of animals in a singing competition, in part two, we will see Buster Moon, voiced by Matthew McConaughey and his friends persuade a reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show, as reported by IMDb.

Cast

The main characters from part one will return to spread the magic with their voices. However, the new additions to the cast have surely upped the excitement. U2’s frontman Bono, who will be making his animation film debut, will portray the role of a lion named Clay Calloway who becomes the world’s most reclusive rock legend after the death of his wife, reports Variety.

Pharrell Williams will take over the role of Alfonso, an elephant ice cream truck owner who becomes a love interest of the shy elephant Meena, voiced by Tori Kelly. Halsey will play the role of a teen daughter of music mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal, voiced by actor Bobby Cannavale. Her role has been given the name Porsche. Actor Eric Andre has also joined the cast where we will see him portraying the role of a self-important yak who is cast in the stage production opposite Meena in a romantic duet, as reported by the same website.

Scarlett Johansson  

Scarlett Johansson attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

The Hollywood A-lister has been the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019, and is a recipient of numerous awards including a coveted Tony Award and a BAFTA Award, along with nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.

 Matthew McConaughey 

Matthew McConaughey attends HISTORYTalks Leadership & Legacy presented by HISTORY at Carnegie Hall on February 29, 2020, in New York City. (Getty Images)

The 51-years-old producer and actor is an Academy Award winner and is best known for his work in movies like 'Interstellar', ‘The Wedding Planner’, ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’, ‘Failure to Launch’, ‘Fool's Gold’ and others. 

Reese Witherspoon  

Reese Witherspoon attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

The actress is an Academy Award winner along with a host of other accolades. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2015, and she was named the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019 by Forbes. She is known for roles in 'Legally Blonde' (2001) and ' Sweet Home Alabama' (2002).

Nick Kroll

The 42-years-old is an actor, comedian, writer and producer and is known for his creating and starring in the Comedy Central series ‘Kroll Show’, ‘The Oh’, ‘Hello Show’, the FX comedy series ‘The League’, and starring in and co-creating in the animated Netflix series ‘Big Mouth’.

Tori Kelly

The 28-years-old singer-songwriter first rose to prominence with YouTube video and was then also seen on the ninth season of ‘American Idol’ in 2010. Tori Kelly is also a Grammy-winning artist for her second studio album ‘Hiding Place’ which peaked at number 35 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Taron Egerton

The 31-years-old actor is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and has been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Egerton rose to fame with his role the action comedy film ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and its sequel ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’.

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams attends Soundcheck: A Netflix Film and Series Music Showcase on November 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

The multiple award-winning musician is a winner of 13 Grammy Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (one as a member of The Neptunes). Pharrell Williams is also a two-time Academy Award nominee i.e. for Best Original Song, for the track ‘Happy’ from ‘Despicable Me 2’ in 2014 and in 2017 for Best Picture, as a producer of ‘Hidden Figures.’

Bono

Singer/songwriter Bono of music group U2 attends the 86th Academy Awards nominee luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

The Irish singer-songwriter is the frontman of rock band U2 and is one of the greatest artists to ever touch the mic. As a member of U2, Bono has won 22 Grammy Awards and has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Halsey

Halsey visits KISS FM on November 07, 2019 in London, England. (Getty Images)

The 26-years-old singer-songwriter active since 2012 and has already won several awards and accolades. She has won four Billboard Music Awards, one American Music Award, one GLAAD Media Award, three Guinness World Records, an MTV Video Music Award, along with two Grammy Award nominations.

Eric Andre

The 37-years-old comedian, actor, television host, writer and producer is best known as the creator, host, and co-writer of the Adult Swim comedy series The Eric Andre Show. Eric Andre has also played Mike on the FXX series ‘Man Seeking Woman’ and also voiced Azizi in the live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’.

Letitia Wright

The 27-years-old Guyanese- British actress is best known for her roles in ‘Black Panther’ and several British TV series, including ‘Top Boy’, ‘Coming Up’, ‘Chasing Shadows’, ‘Humans’, and others.

Creators

According to IMDb, Garth Jennings will be taking over the chair of the director and is also taking care of the script. He also wrote and directed the first part in 2016. Christopher Lourdelet has been roped in as the co-director for the project. Just like the first part, ‘Sing 2’ will also be made under the banner of Illumination films. Illumination is the studio behind movies like ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Minions’ and ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ franchises.  

'Sing' (YouTube)

Trailer

The trailer for ‘Sing 2’ has not been released as the movie is still in the early stages of production. Stay tuned for updates.

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