In Illumination’s latest film, Sing, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) is holding a singing competition in his dying theater in a last ditch effort to scrounge up the money needed before the bank can repossess his beloved property. The optimistic koala settles on five contestants: a mouse (Seth MacFarlane), a timid elephant (Tori Kelly), a pig (Reese Witherspoon), a gorilla (Taron Egerton), and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson), in hopes that they can generate the funds necessary to keep the theater afloat but also bring back interest in genuine talent. Little does he know that the road to success isn’t easy, but with a little hard work and some faith, it can be done.
We had a phone interview with the film’s director Garth Jennings (A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow) to talk about what it was like to get clearance for the songs, working on his first animated film, his reaction to all the positive buzz, and much more. Check it out below.
Universal has released the final trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s Sing.
From the writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri, the film is the sixth animation feature from the studio and features the voice talents of Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. Check out the new trailer below.
Back in 2012, there was a little movie called Get A Job from director Dylan Kidd (Rodger Dodger, P.S.), starring Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick as twentysomething year olds with what they thought was excellent job security, only to realize that their jobs weren’t as secure as first thought. Going through the motions of finding a job, the film starts to reveal that it really isn’t so much about what the characters are struggling with, but more of a romantic comedy that uses the Great Recession as a subplot.
Then there is the fact that the film feels a little bit outdated, since production was completed way back in 2012, where it has since been sitting on the shelf at CBS Films. Now, we can finally see the film for what it is, in the newly release trailer. Check it out below.