‘Sing 2’ to make world premiere at AFI Fest

Universal Pictures and Illumination’s Sing 2, the animated feature, will world premiere at AFI Fest on 14 November, at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Sing 2, which serves as a sequel to the 2016 film is directed by Garth Jennings and co-directed by Christophe Lourdelet, features a star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, and Nick Kroll.

The film follows Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and his new cast, who now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But without connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run by the ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale), where the gang pitches the ridiculous idea of casting the lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono) in their show. Buster must embark on a quest to find the now-isolated Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

Returning stars, along with McConaughey, include Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll and Jennings. They are joined by new cast members Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Bobby Cannavale, Letitia Wright, Eric André and Chelsea Peretti.

The film will feature more than 40 covers of classic and contemporary hit songs. After the AFI Fest premiere, the film will hit theatres on 22 December.

AFI FEST 2021 takes place from November 10 – 14, 2021 in Los Angeles with featuring 115 titles, this year’s film festival will showcase internationally acclaimed and award-winning films, including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, 13 November. The film joins the previously announced Red Carpet Premiere titles which include Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick…BOOM!, Reinaldo Marcus Green’s King Richard starring Will Smith, Academy Award winner Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised and Academy Award  winner Benjamin Cleary’s feature directorial debut Swan Song.

This year’s hybrid festival will feature both in-person screenings and events, as well as virtual screenings.


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