There is a sequel to the 2016 animated movie Sing coming next year! The movie, titled Sing 2, will be released during the 2021 holiday season. And as an early gift, some new cast members were recently announced.
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— Sing 2 (@singmovie) December 21, 2020
Rolling Stone revealed that Bono, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams had joined the upcoming animated movie Sing 2. Bobby Cannavale, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre, and Chelsea Peretti are also joining the cast.
In the first movie, Buster Moon (McConaughey) organized a singing contest to help save his theater. Now, the theater is a success, and Buster has bigger plans.
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You can read the official synopsis for Sing 2 below:
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 friends have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by a ruthless mogul wolf named 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 lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). The 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.
The movie is written and directed by Garth Jennings and produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, and Nick Kroll are all returning as their characters for the sequel.
Sing 2 will be released in theaters on December 22, 2021.