Having previously joined the film’s voice cast, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have announced that nine-time Grammy and four-time Emmy Award winner Justin Timberlake will write and perform original music for DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls as well as serve as executive music producer.
Timberlake will oversee all creative direction for the film’s music as well as perform multiple songs for the soundtrack. In the film, the multifaceted artist stars as Branch, a hilariously hardcore survivalist who hides his surprising true colors in the upcoming 3D comedy about the legendary Troll dolls.
Joined by Academy and Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy, the two embark on a hair-raising adventure as the globally iconic Trolls make their motion picture debut. The film will be released on November 4, 2016, by 20th Century Fox.
“Justin is an amazingly versatile artist and producer whose unprecedented creative talents provide a unique voice and sound for our movie,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria. “Trolls is a comedy with fantastic music at its core and we can’t think of a more perfect artist to elevate this soundtrack to incredible heights.”
“I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event. I couldn’t be more excited that they will collide in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls,” says Timberlake. “This film is very special, the music is going to be very special and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it all.”
Directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After), co-directed by Walt Dohrn (Shrek Forever After) and produced by Gina Shay (Shrek Forever After), the film for the first time tells the story behind the beloved Trolls and their gravity defying and colorful manes. Setting out on an epic adventure that takes Poppy and Branch far beyond the only world they have ever known, their quest will test their strength and reveal their true colors – with no shortage of musical mash-ups along the way.