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'Sing 2' Reveals First Poster & New Cast Including Halsey, Bono & Pharrell!

'Sing 2' Reveals First Poster & New Cast Including Halsey, Bono & Pharrell!

Bono just revealed his first ever movie role for Sing 2!

Dreamworks Animation has shared the new cast list, summary and first poster for the upcoming film. Here’s the official summary:

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 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.

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, and Taron Egerton will all return for the movie, along with a handful of new faces!

Sing 2 is coming to theaters Christmas 2021.

Click inside NOW to see who is new to the “Sing 2″ cast…

BONO AS CLAY CALLOWAY

“Clay Calloway is quite the character,” Bono shared with Rolling Stone. “I like to think I was part of his construction. Garth Jennings asked me about singing and where it came from. I surprised myself and him by answering with a line that would make it into the film: ‘Some people sing for a living, some people sing to survive.’”

“Clay Calloway is a lion who lost his roar. A singer who lost his reason to sing when he lost his muse. A retired, reclusive rockstar with a big shaggy mane and low-frequency rumble of a grumble. He’s also got guns on his property…paintball guns…and a mixed relationship with his fans.”

PHARRELL AS ALFONSO

Alfonso is a kind elephant ice cream truck owner who comes to the aid of the shy elephant Meena.

“I got to play opposite the incredibly talented Tori Kelly, whose voice is just unbelievable,” Pharrell said. “It was crazy — [the movie has] a lot of really interesting personalities and people with amazing voices, and I was honored to be among them.”

HALSEY AS PORSCHE

She describes her character, the daughter of Jimmy Crystal as “a bit of Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka.”

“At the end of the day, everyone loves animated movies, and if you say you don’t you’re lying,” Halsey adds. “For kids, they’re funny and punchy and colorful and bright, and for adults, they provide the opportunity to feel like a kid again for a couple of hours.”

Letitia Wright plays a streetwise feline dancer who helps earnest gorilla Johnny regain his confidence while learning his choreography.

Eric Andre plays a self-important yak who is cast in the stage production opposite Meena in a romantic duet.

Chelsea Perretti voices Jimmy Crystal’s haughty canine assistant and talent scout.

Bobby Cannavale is Jimmy Crystal, the ruthless wolf mogul of Crystal Entertainment offices.

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Photos: Dreamworks Animation, Getty
Posted to: Bono, Halsey, Movies, Pharrell, Pharrell Williams, Sing

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