The final trailer has arrived ahead of the release of Sing 2, the sequel to the music-driven 2016 animated film from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.
Following the first film, the follow-up finds koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and his performing friends on a mission to debute a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But, to do so they must convince reclusive rock star Clay Calloway (Bono) to join them for the opening of the new show.
Joining McConaughey are returning voice cast members Reese Witherspoon as mother pig Rosita, Scarlett Johansson as porcupine Ash, Taron Egerton as gorilla Johnny, Tori Kelly as elephant Meena, and Nick Kroll as dancing pig Gunter. Joining the star-studded voice ensemble are Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Chelsea Peretti, and aforementioned U2 frontman Bono.
Sing co-director Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambo) returns at the helm in solo capacity for the sequel and has again penned the screenplay. The first film was quite a hit, raking in over $US634 million worldwide from a budget of around $US75 million. We’ll see how the sequel fares during a still-bumpy pandemic market.
Sing 2 will be in U.S. cinemas on December 22nd and Australian cinemas on Boxing Day, December 26th.
Official extended synopsis and rundown for Sing 2:
This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise returns with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as 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 have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by legendary music icon Bono, making his animated film debut—to join them.
Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew 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 (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur extraordinaire Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by a ruthless mogul wolf named Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner 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 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.
Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features, in addition to Bono’s and Cannavale’s roles, new characters played by music superstars Pharrell Williams and Halsey, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, and comedians Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti.
The film is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry, and Illumination’s signature humor and heart into the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.