This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s amazing animation franchise, Sing 2, arrives with big dreams and spectacular hits as the ever-optimistic koala bear, Buster Moon, and his star cast of performers prepare to launch their dazzling onstage extravaganza yet… all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s only one problem: they must first persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star – played by global music icon Bono in his animated film debut – to join them.
The official synopsis reads: “Buster (Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey) has made the New Moon Theater a local hit, but Buster has his eye on a bigger prize: the debut of a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.But with no connections, Buster and his cast — including tormented mother pig Rosita (Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), serious gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course , pig provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll) — must sneak into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).
In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously throws up an outrageous idea that Buster quickly gets to grips with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). The problem is that Buster has never met Clay, an artist who cut himself off from the world after losing his wife more than a decade ago. Worse, Buster doesn’t realize that Mr. Crystal is a self-centered mobster who would rather be someone from the Drops a Building Roof Than to Be Lied While Gunter helps Buster concoct an extraordinary theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal Mount, Rosita’s lead role in the show is snatched and handed over to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated recording artist Halsey.Desperate to save the show and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him back to return to the podium.’
Writer/director Garth Jennings has high praise for the cast. “Bobby Cannavale plays Jimmy Crystal. He’s a billionaire who owns all these hotels and theaters in a Vegas-esque place. Hugely successful because he was absolutely ruthless. He’s terrifying. Bobby Cannavale was terrifying. As a man, he couldn’t be more fun, but run like a wolf to the hills His daughter Portia he insists on giving her a part in the show She is played by Halsey She is amazing and an incredible artist Have you seen her paintings She can sing, dance , painting, acting. There’s nothing she can’t do.” Overall, “They’re a lovely couple, along with the entire cast. There’s a whole host of fun, quirky roles played by friends and curious people.”
Sing 2 Written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings, it features additional new characters played by music superstars Pharrell Williams, Black Panthers Letitia Wright, and comedians Eric Andre, Chelsea Peretti and Nick Offerman.
Sing 2 hits theaters December 22.
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