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Bono, Letitia Wright and Pharrell Williams among additions to cast for animated sequel Sing 2
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Bono, Letitia Wright and Pharrell Williams among additions to cast for animated sequel Sing 2

The cast and synopsis for animated sequel Sing 2 has been confirmed. 

Released at the end of 2016, Sing featured the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly. 

Set in a city populated entirely by animals, the film told the story of Buster Moon, a showbiz-obsessed koala who has opened his own theatre.

Struggling to put bums on seats and with the bank closing in he decides to try and save his theatre by putting on a talent contest, one that attracts singing animals of all shapes and sizes when his assistant accidentally offers a $100,000 prize instead of the planned $1,000…

For the new movie, Bono, Letitia Wright, Pharrell Williams, Bobby Cannavale, Chelsea Peretti, Halsey and Eric Andre join the cast, with McConaughey, Witherspoon, Johansson, Egerton and Kelly all returning.

The sequel's synopsis is as follows:

"Buster 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, rocker porcupine Ash, earnest gorilla Johnny, shy elephant Meena, and, of course, porcine provocateur extraordinaire Gunter —have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by a ruthless mogul wolf named Jimmy Crystal."

"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. 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."

Garth Jennings, who directed both Son Of Rambow and The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, returns to direct the sequel, which is due into cinemas on December 22nd in 2021. 

You can check out the original movie here in hmv's online store. 

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