Pixar Animation Got “Soul” – And Jamie Foxx & Tina Fey
D23 featured another big moment for Pixar as the animation studio revealed the cast of its upcoming movie Soul. Starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, Soul is set to debut June 19, 2020.
Soul Features Tina Fey & Jamie Foxx
Just Announced: @iamjamiefoxx and Tina Fey will lead the cast of #PixarSoul, coming to theaters June 19, 2020. Here's a first look at their characters, Joe Gardner and 22, and a new piece of concept art. #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/hlplMBhWud
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Director Pete Docter greeted fans to introduce the cast of next summer’s animated movie Soul. Officially revealed as the leading voice cast members, Tina Fey and Jamie Foxx came out to a raucous applause to join several other cast members on stage. Pixar has also released some first look photos at the movie’s lead characters as well as a piece of concept art, which you can take a look at below.
As revealed at D23, by explaining where souls come from, the premise of Soul looks to answer the age-old question of, “Why am I here?” Its plot will take viewers on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms in one of Pixar’s most unique concepts yet. In the movie, Jamie Foxx will be playing music teacher Joe Gardner who gets a dream job but takes a wrong step, causing his soul to leave his body. It’s in this realm where he meets 22, played by Tina Fey – a soul who does not want to go to Earth.
Confirmed to be joining Fey and Foxx in the cast are Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, and Questlove. Additionally, the movie will feature original music from Jon Batiste and and an original score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Yes, you read that correctly – Trent Reznor.
So, Pixar's new movie #Soul is being scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, with original jazz music by Jon Baptiste.
In other words: Nine Inch Nails is scoring a Pixar movie ? #D23Expo
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Stay tuned for more on Soul!