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Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Trailer and First Look Character Posters

An all-star cast led by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson joins Buster Moon in his next, and most dazzling stage extravaganza yet; the animated musical comedy sequel to 2016’s ‘Sing’ hits theaters Christmas 2021.

Holiday season 2021 just got a bit merrier; Sing 2, the next chapter in Illumination’s popular musical animated franchise, will hit theaters this Christmas. Written and directed by returning filmmaker Garth Jennings, the film boasts an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre, Chelsea Peretti, and Bono. The studio has just revealed their official trailer and a slew of character posters, all shown below.

In Sing 2, can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet… in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: they first must persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by legendary music icon Bono, making his animated film debut—to join them. Buster (McConaughey) and his cast have turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster 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 pig Rosita (Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur extraordinaire Gunter (Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by a ruthless mogul wolf named Jimmy Crystal (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 lion 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 and hasn’t been seen since.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

Produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime producing partner Janet Healy, Sing 2 features dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs.

Source: NBC Universal

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