Chance the Rapper will be joining the star-studded cast of DreamWorks' Trolls 2, the sequel to the 2016 animated film. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star Sam Rockwell is also joining the ensemble of the original film’s stars Justin Timberlake, James Corden, and Anna Kendrick, according to Deadline.
The animated family film is no small project, considering the original grossed $346.8M worldwide and earned Justin Timberlake an Oscar nominated for “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” The sequel is set to debut in Spring of 2020.
In addition to voicing characters, Chance and Rockwell will also be recording brand new songs for the soundtrack. “We are thrilled to have these talented artists join the cast of ‘Trolls 2.’ This film, like the first, gives our cast an opportunity to show their performance range—integrating comedy, adventure, and emotion with centerpiece musical numbers that resonate with fans across the globe," said Chris deFaria, president of DreamWorks Animation Film Group, according to Variety. "This second film will be every bit as unique in design, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience the adventurous journey our filmmakers are taking Poppy, Branch, and all of the Trolls on next.”
The sequel tells the story of a mysterious threat that puts Trolls across the land in danger. In response to this threat, Poppy, Branch, and their band of friends must go on an epic quest through unfamiliar lands to create harmony among the feuding Trolls and "unite them against certain doom."
This will be Chance's first feature-length voice acting role.