Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Is Heading to the Cannes Film Festival
Though Pixar’s upcoming film “Soul” has suffered numerous delays due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the shuttering of cinemas worldwide, there is some good news for the film. According to a piece in Variety, the film has been added to the line-up of official selections at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.
Due to the current global health crisis, the roster was announced yesterday evening by the Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure during a TV interview on Canal Plus.
“Soul” will join the ranks of three other animated features on this year’s line-up. This includes:
- “Earwig and the Witch,” Gorô Miyazaki
- “Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen
- “Josep,” Aurel
“Soul,” Pete Docter
You can check out the official trailer for the film here:
‘Soul’ will answer the big existential question “Why am I here?” with a plot that will take viewers on a journey from the streets of New York to the cosmic realms. In one of Pixar’s most unique concepts to date, Jamie Foxx will play the role of music teacher Joe Gardiner who lands his dream job but takes a wrong step causing his soul to leave his body. In the spirit realm, Joe meets 22 a character voiced by Tina Fey who is a soul that doesn’t want to go to earth.
Additional casting for this film includes Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs and Questlove. The movie will also feature original music from Jon Batiste and an original score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
This is a story that we’ll be following closely here at MickeyBlog. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with us for the latest Pixar-related news and updates!
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