'Sing 2' Cast Now Includes Halsey, Bono, Pharrell, and More

Illumination Entertainment’s Sing 2, the sequel to the company’s 2016 animated hit musical, has added a trio of one-named singers to its roster.

Halsey, Pharrell, and Bono have joined the Sing 2 cast, as have Bobby Cannavale (Master of None, Ant-Man), Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Mangrove), Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show, Man Seeking Woman), and Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Game Night).

Bono will play a rock star lion named Clay Calloway who has lost his roar. Pharrell is playing an ice cream truck-driving elephant named Alfonso, and Halsey will play Porsche, the entitled teenaged wolf daughter of Cannavale’s wolf mogul character, Jimmy Crystal.

This new swath of actors will join returning cast members Matthew McConaughey as theater owning koala Buster Moon, Reese Witherspoon as the pig singer Rosita, Scarlett Johansson as a punk rock porcupine named Ash, Taron Egerton as Johnny the gorilla, Tori Kelly as talented elephant Meena, and Nick Kroll as a pig named Gunter.

Garth Jennings is returning to direct, which was part of the reason U2 singer Bono signed on to appear in this sequel. “Garth is a truly great storyteller at whatever age you’re in his thrall,” Bono said to Rolling Stone. “A courageous one who actually chooses to work with children and animals! I first saw Son of Rambow before it came out at Sundance and was immediately a fan of his. [And] the first Sing was such a treat. I’ve had some unforgettable experiences watching such animations.”

Here is the lengthy official synopsis for Sing 2:

Sing 2 is coming to theaters in the 2021 holiday season.

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