The premiere will take place a month before official release
Illumination’s Sing 2, written and directed by Garth Jennings gets an official world premiere date. The movie will premiere at the AFI Fest on November 14, at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Sing 2 is a sequel to 2016’s Sing, and will once again follow Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) the koala, as he and his cast of talented animals prepare for their biggest concert yet in Redshore City. Buster and his team of singers must try to weasel their way into the offices of Crystal Entertainment without any connections. Once there, Buster pitches a ridiculous idea to cast a reclusive rockstar, a lion named Clay Calloway (Bono). He then gets tasked to bring Clay back to the big stage. The movie promises more than 40 covers of classic and contemporary hit songs.
Cast and crew
The movie has a star-studded cast, with new stars joining. Aside from McConaughey and Bono, the movie stars Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll and Garth Jennings. New stars include Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Bobby Cannavale, Letitia Wright, Eric André and Chelsea Peretti. The movie was first announced in 2017, but work began in 2020, before getting shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sing 2 is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri, with Janet Healy. After the premiere, the movie’s official release will be on December 22.
The AFI premieres for this year
AFI Fest will take place from November 10 to November 14 in Los Angeles. It will kick off with the Lin-Manuel Miranda directorial, Tick, Tick…Boom! and ends with Reinaldo MArcus Green’s King Richard. Other movies include Benjamin Cleary’s feature directorial debut, “Swan Song”; “Parallel Mothers” directed by Pedro Almodóvar; and “The Power of the Dog” directed by Jane Campion