Sing 2 with Bono
The sequel to Illumination’s Sing 2 continues to delight audiences with its animal performances and singing from its surprise hit back in 2016. This time around, Bono joins the act as Clay Calloway, a Lion and classic singing performer who lost his tune after the passing of his loved one.
Many of the voice cast is back, including Matthew McConaughey as Buster, Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, Scarlett Johansson as Ash, Taron Egerton as Johnny, Tori Kelly as Mena, and Nick Kroll as Gunter. Additional new characters will include Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric Andre, and Chelsea Peretti.
The film features dozens of hit songs from pop to rock, K-pop to Latin, with artists Billie Eilish, Drake, U2, The Weeknd, Prince, Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shawn Mendes, and Camila Cabello.
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Here is the official synopsis:
This holiday season, the new chapter of Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet…all 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 global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.
Buster 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 Redshore City.
But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita, rocker Ash, earnest Johnny, shy Meena, and of course provocateur Gunter—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul 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 rock legend, Clay Calloway. Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shuts 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 being lied to.
As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha (Halsey). Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.
What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.
Sing 2 arrives in theaters on Friday, December 22.
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