This holiday season, the new chapter in the amazing animated franchise produced by Illumination arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs, while the always optimistic koala Buster Moon and his fellow artists are preparing to launch the most amazing extravaganza to date. However, there is a problem: he has to convince the most withdrawn rock star in the world – played by the rock legend Bono, now on his debut in animated films – to join them.
Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) turned New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: the launch of a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in charming Redshore City.
But with no connections, Buster and his partners Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), Ash Pig (Scarlett Johansson), gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), the shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, the provocative Gunter (Nick Kroll) ) – must sneak into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).
In a desperate attempt to get Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously launches a revolting idea that Buster immediately accepts, promising that their new show will feature rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). The problem is that Buster never met Clay, an artist who isolated himself from the world more than a decade ago after losing his wife. And worse, Buster didn’t realize that Mr. Crystal is a gangster who would rather throw someone off the roof of a building than be lied to.
While Gunter is helping Buster put into practice an unseen theatrical masterpiece, under pressure from Mr. Crystal, the main role of Rosita is given to Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha (played by Halsey, nominated for a Grammy). Desperate to save his show and his life, Buster sets off in search of Clay to persuade him to return to the stage.
What begins as a successful dream becomes an emotional memory of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.
Let’s sing again! is written and directed by acclaimed director Garth Jennings and includes additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, and comedians Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti.
The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Let’s sing again! combines dozens of classic rock and pop hits, electrifying performances, stunning craftsmanship and the humor and soul of the Illumination production company, promising to be the year-end film event.