'Soul' Teaser: Jamie Foxx's film promises to tug at heartstrings with a riveting story about life and identity
'Soul' promises to be a riveting film about passion for life and an understanding of one's identity in a fun, animated storyline
Disney Pixar films know how to engulf you in a wave of emotions. At the surface, they seem like joyful kid films, but as the story progresses you realize the depth and nuance they actually convey. 'Inside Out' and 'Coco' are just a few examples of this.
In this spirit, the studio is coming out with 'Soul', which is another slice of life film. 'Soul', directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, tells the story of an aspiring musician who gets the break of a lifetime, but through a twist of fate, finds himself transported out of his body and into the place where souls are created. With the help of a new soul there, he must find his way back to his body on Earth, while she learns a lot more about what living on Earth is all about.
The official synopsis reads: "What is it that makes you...YOU? This November, Pixar Animation Studios' all-new feature film 'Soul' introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what's great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life's most important questions. Directed by Academy Award winner Pete Docter ('Inside Out,' 'Up'), co-directed by Kemp Powers ('One Night in Miami') and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, Disney and Pixar's 'Soul' opens in US theaters on November 20, 2020.
In the sneak peek, Joe waxes eloquent about the beauty of music and how he's ready for a completely new life, now. 'Soul' was initially intended for a March release, but however, due to the spiking cases of Covid-19, it had to be pushed to November. Watch the sneak-peek here.