For anyone who’s ever had inappropriate thoughts about Taron Egerton, he may become too irresistible for comfort. The 26-year-old star of the Kingsman films has the face, the body, and now the voice, as evidenced in the new Sing trailer.
In the film, Egerton voices a gorilla who wants to use his musical talent to win a singing competition instead of following in his father’s criminal footsteps. Also vying for the prize are anthropomorphized animals voiced by the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, and Tori Kelly, while Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Nick Offerman, and SNL’s Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah also feature.
Watch the new trailer, which, appropriately, debuted on Monday night’s episode of The Voice.
Disney found loads of success with Zootopia, a film that surprisingly tackled important topics, like race, in a story about talking animals. The film, which debuted earlier this year, set the bar incredibly high for something like Sing to follow.
Sing is directed by Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and is scheduled to hit theaters on December 21. See the official plot synopsis below:
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.