AFI FEST Announces World Premiere of Illumination’s SING 2 – American Film Institute


AFI FEST Announces World Premiere of Illumination’s SING 2


Sing it from the rooftops! The World Premiere of Illumination’s SING 2 will join AFI FEST 2021 as a Red Carpet Premiere and screen in-person at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Sunday, November 14. The new animated feature film, written and directed by Garth Jennings and produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy, features all of the characters audiences fell in love with in the first film (voiced by Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award® nominee Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll and Garth Jennings), plus new characters played by music superstars Academy Award® nominee Pharrell Williams and Halsey, actors Bobby Cannavale and Letitia Wright, and comedians Eric André and Chelsea Peretti.

In this new chapter, ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage show yet …all in the glamorous entertainment capital of the world, Redshore City. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon and Academy Award® nominee Bono—to join them. With more than 40 contemporary and classic hit songs, electrifying performances and breathtaking artistry, SING 2 serves as an emotional reminder about the importance of dreaming big and the power of music to heal.

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With health and safety being top priority, AFI FEST 2021 will require all festival-goers who attend in-person events and/or screenings to be fully vaccinated.

SING 2 joins the previously announced Red Carpet Premiere films, including tick, tick…BOOM! directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, KING RICHARD directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the World Premiere of Academy Award® winner Halle Berry’s directorial debut BRUISED, the World Premiere of Academy Award® winner Benjamin Cleary’s feature directorial debut SWAN SONG, PARALLEL MOTHERS directed by Academy Award® winner Pedro Almodóvar and THE POWER OF THE DOG directed by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion. The full program can be found here.

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