5 reasons why U2 Star Bono will rock his movie debut

Bono will make his animated film debut in Sing 2 as star lion rock legend Clay Calloway where the artist will play an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife.

60 year-old Irish singer, songwriter and, activist Bono…otherwise best known as the U2 frontman has been revealed as the newest star of Illuminations upcoming film, Sing 2.

This is great movie news for him obs’ and also for music fans and here is why.

  1. It’s his movie debut, what an accolade. While Bono and U2’s music has provided a backdrop to films from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom to Gangs of New York, this will be his first time voicing a character and singing in an animated film. So why now? He has time on his side right now although The Edge has revealed the band have begun work on material that could end up featuring on a brand-new album.

2. Pharrell Williams and Halsey, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, and comedians Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti also star so what a great line-up to be a part of.

3. The first film, grossed over $634m at the box office and so the sequel is expected to top the £500m mark too!

4. Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings who has also written The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow

5. He will be able to put his own style to the character to a certain degree owing to his status reports movie critic Mark Boardman who revealed Music icon Bono will make his animated film debut as Clay Calloway, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife and hasn’t been seen since.

Next year we will see koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet, but there’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star to join them.

Buster, played by Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, and his cast have turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother pig Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur extraordinaire Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by a ruthless mogul wolf named Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale).

A scene from the first Sing film. Picture: PA Photo/Universal

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway. The problem is, Buster has never met Clay

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage. 

What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. 

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