Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have announced they will be scoring the new Pixar film, Soul. The film will feature the voices of Questlove, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx and more.
Disney debuted details of the new film at their D23 expo in Anaheim, California this weekend, and announced its voice cast alongside details of the soundtrack, as Variety reports.
According to a press release, Soul imagines that every person on earth comes pre-installed with a soul formed and perfected in a cosmic realm. Jamie Foxx will play a middle-school music teacher on earth who dreams of playing at legendary New York jazz club, The Blue Note. After the wrong step into an open sewer grate, Joe slips back into his soul form back in the other realm — with some existential work to do before he might land his big gig.
Along with the star-studded cast, Soul will see the Nine Inch Nails frontman and his frequent collaborator follow on from scores for the likes of David Fincher films Gone Girl, The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Joking about the film, Tina Fey said she took the role because “it’s the only way I could get passes to D23.”
In other news from D23, Marvel have confirmed that Black Panther 2 will be released in May 2022. Marvel president Kevin Feige recently said there will “absolutely” be a second film in the series, and it’s now been confirmed.
The film will be directed by Ryan Coogler, who says they are “taking their time with it” and not rushing to get the second film out there.
Black Panther 2 also looks like it could feature a very special guest. After composing the soundtrack for the first film in the series, Kendrick Lamar has said that he plans to appear in the sequel, potentially as a super-villain.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1Xtra last year, he outlined that he’d like to play a “loved and misunderstood” role akin to Michael B. Jordan’s polarising Eric Killmonger. Martin Freeman has also recently confirmed his return to the cast for the new film.