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Illumination Belts Out New ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

The singing animals from Calatonia are back, with warmed up pipes ready for a December 22 Christmas debut in the new trailer for the sequel to the hit animated musical ‘Sing.’

Illumination, the studio behind fan-favorite The Secret Life of Pets and Despicable Me franchises, has just dropped the second Official Trailer for Sing 2, the sequel to their 2016 hit animated musical, Sing.

With an already star-studded cast returning for Round 2, it’s hard to imagine how the filmmakers could fit more talent into the movie, but they did. The trailer reveals the infamous Clay Calloway, a grizzled rock star lion who retired from music because of a tragic past, played by none other than living legend Bono, making his animated film debut.
Get ready to sing… 2… watch the heartwarming trailer here:

Coming December 22, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet.

Buster (Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but he has his eyes on a bigger prize: debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale).

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

The film stars McConaughey as Buster Moon; Taron Egerton as Johnny; Tori Kelly as Meena; Reese Witherspoon as Rosita; Nick Kroll as Gunter; Scarlett Johansson as Ash; Bobby Cannavale as Jimmy Crystal; Halsey as Porsha Crystal; Bono as Clay Colloway; and Garth Jennings as Miss Crawly.

Sing 2 is written and directed by returning Sing filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams as Alfonso, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright as Nooshy, Eric André as Darius, and Chelsea Peretti as Suki. It's produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.

The film features dozens of hit songs from pop to rock, K-pop to Latin, and from artists including Billie Eilish, Drake, U2, The Weeknd, Prince, Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. With electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart, Sing 2 is sure to be a feel good must see.

Source: Illumination

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