Here’s a fourth trailer for Sing, plus a new character poster featuring Reese’s character Rosita. Plus, further down this post are a couple of new TV spots for the film featuring Rosita. Sing hits US cinemas on December 21st!
October 27, 2016 • Category: "Sing", Gallery Updates •
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Entertainment Weekly have published a fabulous new article on Sing, including portraits of the cast alongside their animal counterparts, created by the animation artists of Illumination Entertainment and photographer Norman Jean Roy:
Sing cast poses with animated animal counterparts in exclusive photos
Who else could get Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson to sing Top 40 hits as a koala, pig, and porcupine, respectively?
Only the wild minds of Illumination Entertainment could lasso such A-listers to go full animal for the latest pic from the filmmakers behind Minions and Despicable Me: Director Garth Jennings’ ensemble musical, Sing, which follows a wily producer named Buster Moon (McConaughey) who puts on a singing competition to save his theater and inspire some dreams in the process.
It turns out, even animals have fantasies of stardom, and that explains why the cast of Sing is stacked with certifiable superstars — all of whom have a shot at winning the contest and emerging on the top of the charts, thanks to a soundtrack of more than 65 song covers, from the Beatles to Kanye.
The participants, as gorgeously assembled in EW’s exclusive cast portrait above, span the species spectrum: There’s Taron Egerton’s Johnny, a soulful gorilla who wants to break out of the family crime business; Meena, a shy elephant teen who bears the ferocious vocals of Tori Kelly; Scarlett Johansson’s prickly porcupine, Ash; Seth MacFarlane’s Sinatra-spewing mouse, Mike; Gunter (Nick Kroll), a German pig; and Rosita, Reese Witherspoon’s put-upon mother of 25 piglets, who puts her own dreams on hold for her children. (See below for another shot of McConaughey with Buster Moon.)
“There’s something really wish-fulfilling about it all,” Witherspoon tells EW of the project. “We all have secret desires and part of us feels like no one sees our real talent, or our sort of true self. My character is the mom who does everything for everybody, and nobody seems to notice that she has bigger dreams and desires. I think there’s something really beautiful about our secret dreams being fulfilled.”
Witherspoon has gone down the animated route before (“My secret trick is eating M&Ms — they make me go completely nuts,” she giggles) but is in new territory with such a starry cast, a red-hot director in Jennings, and executive producer Chris Meledandri, the overseeing mind of Illumination.
September 23, 2016 • Category: "Sing", Gallery Updates •
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Over the past week or so the Gallery has been updated with over 250 more photos from the recent Toronto Film Festival. As posted about at the time, Reese attended the world premiere of her new animated musical comedy Sing at the festival – we now have over 300 gorgeous HQ photos of her at the premiere! Later on on the night of the premiere Reese attended a dinner hosted by Vanity Fair to honour actress Lupita N’yongo during which Reese was snapped with friend Michelle Williams and Vanity Fair director Mira Nair. We also have a few more pics from the following days press conference for Sing.
Our original post was updated with lots of videos and articles from the event.
Reese attended the Toronto Film Festival of her upcoming animated musical comedy Sing tonight, and looked gorgeous in a little silver patterned dress! Her dress was by Ulyana Sergeenko, with Christian Louboutin shoes and Irene Neuwirth jewellery. She was joined by her co-stars including Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson, and many of the producing team. This post will be updated with reviews, articles and videos, but for now, have a browse of the first HQ photos in our Galley…
July 28, 2016 • Category: "Sing", News & Gossip •
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Venice Film Festival: Lido To Launch Pics From Ford, Gibson, Malick & More As Awards Season Starts To Buzz – Full List
The roster for the 73rd Venice Film Festival is being unveiled this morning in Rome. At a press conference just getting underway, Artistic Director Alberto Barbera will announce the titles that make up this year’s edition of the world’s oldest fest which takes place on the Lido beginning August 31. Venice kicks off the early fall triumvirate which also includes Toronto and Telluride, and which roundly offers up awards season contenders.
An In Conversation event will be held with a screening of footage from Sing which is world premiering in Toronto the next week.
July 26, 2016 • Category: "Sing" •
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Sing director explains why Matthew McConaughey was the perfect choice to play a koala
Illumination Entertainment has had a string of successes with two Despicable Me films, their spin-off Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets, which is currently dominating the box office. Now, the production company is hoping to continue its hot streak with its next film, Sing.
The animated movie, which hits theaters in December, sees Matthew McConaughey voice a koala struggling to save his theater. He decides his best option is to stage a singing competition. Rounding out the all-star cast is Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Edgerton, Seth MacFarlane, and Tori Kelly.
EW talked to the film’s writer and director, Garth Jennings (A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) about making his first animated film, creating a made-up world from scratch, and why McConaughey was the perfect choice to voice a koala.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How much work do you have left on the film?
GARTH JENNINGS: We’re finally emerging from the end of the movie-making process. I just walked back from having approved the last shot of animation, which is a big deal for me — it’s a milestone. You literally have called within 30 seconds of being done, so this is fun.
During your career you’ve done a number of music videos and a few live-action films, so why did you now want to do an animated film?
It wasn’t so much the case of wanting to do an animated film, it was just when I sat down and met with Chris Meledandri (Illumination’s CEO) and we talked about a story [that] I just wanted to do, and of course it happened to be animated. I use to do a lot of animated films when I was at art school. That was an easy way of making a short film, because you could make it on a table top with plastering, and you didn’t need to rent a car or any of the stuff, so it was a pretty convenient way of telling stories. I was writing it for Illumination, and then Chris asked me if I’d like to come and direct it, by which time I had fallen in love with the whole world, the characters, the story, everything, so it was very, very easy decision to make.
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