Looking ahead to 2017, the one Matthew McConaughey role that already has Stephen King fans rooted to the edge of their seats is a certain Man in Black (AKA Randall Flagg), who will soon be on the run from Idris Elba’s lone gunslinger in The Dark Tower.
However, on the other end of the McConaughey spectrum is Sing, a bright and breezy animated romp that places the Oscar-winner in the role of Buster Moon, a wide-eyed crooner who hopes to resurrect his once-grand theater by hosting a talent show.
Swinging its doors open to any and every contestant, Moon’s good-will gesture soon results in a whole host of animals walking the boards in an attempt to jump-start their budding musical careers. After whittling down a list of the more eccentric cast of candidates, Sing presents moviegoers with five talented musicians setting out to start a new chapter under Buster Moon’s rejuvenated roof.
Also on board with McConaughey are Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Nick Offerman, and Beck Bennett.
Matthew McConaughey will step into the limelight as Buster Moon when Sing premieres in 2017.
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.