Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae to Voice Characters in ‘Rio 2′
The pair will join fellow stars Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, reports the Hollywood Reporter. No word on what kind of birds Mars and Monae will play in the movie. Their roles will most likely involve crooning infectious sing-a-long tunes. Besides starring in the movie, Monae will also contribute to the movie soundtrack.
'Rio 2' is being written and directed by Carlos Saldanha and tells the story about a domesticated blue macaw named Blu (Eisenberg) and his mate, Jewell (Hathaway), who moved their brood to the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in around his new surroundings, he worries that he might lose his family to the call of the wild.
'Rio 2' is scheduled to fly into theaters on April 14, 2014.
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