Pixar’s ‘Soul’ features the voices of Phylicia Rashad and Jamie Foxx

The film opens in theaters on June 19, 2020.

Directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Pete Docter, co-directed by Kemp Powers and produced by Academy Award-nominee Dana Murray, Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz.

Phylicia RashadThe film is set in New York City—inviting filmmakers to capture everything they love about the city of dreams and the big-city backdrop provesc the perfect place to set a story interwoven with jazz music. Globally renowned musician Jon Batiste is writing original jazz music for the film, and Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”), from Nine Inch Nails, are creating an original score that will drift between the real and soul worlds. The teaser trailer offers a taste of what’s in store for moviegoers.

In the film, just when Joe thinks his dream might be in reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he’s is forced to think again about what it truly means to have soul. That’s where he meets and ultimately teams up with 22, a soul who doesn’t think life on Earth is all it’s cracked up to be. Jamie Foxx lends his voice to Joe, while Tina Fey voices 22. “The comedy comes naturally,” says Murray. “But the subtle emotion that reveals the truth to the characters is really something special.

‘Soul” also features the voices of Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Daveed Diggs and opens in theaters on June 19, 2020. Check out the trailer below:

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