Following on from the success of 2016’s Sing, writer-director Garth Jennings has gathered the voice cast back together for a follow-up, which promises more musical madness. Open your eyes and your ears, then, for the latest Sing 2 trailer.
In this new film, we catch up with ever-optimistic koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), who has 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, Vegas-alike Redshore City. There’s just one hitch… He and his all-star performers first have to get past ruthless mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale), whose approval holds the key to the show.
In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter (Nick Kroll) spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono, who covers a U2 song here). 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. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.
Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson are back for this one, while Tori Kelly, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti all in the voice line-up, Sing 2 is headed for US cinemas on 22 December, with the UK currently scheduled for 28 January next year.