Chance The Rapper will voice a character in the upcoming film Trolls 2, Variety reports. In addition to being cast in the animated movie, he will also contribute to the soundtrack. It is unclear if he will be recording a complete original song as Chance The Rapper for the film, as Justin Timberlake did with the No. 1 Hot 100 hit “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” or will simply be contributing to songs in character within the musical. Genres covered in the film are said to include “pop, country, and hip-hop, to hard rock, funk, and EDM.” Sam Rockwell has joined the cast at the same time. They join Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Ron Funches, and Kunal Nayyar on the voice-acting team.
President of DreamWorks Animation Film Group Chris deFaria writes in a press release: “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. 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.”