Justin Timberlake to helm Trolls soundtrack
Trolls just got an extra dose of Justin Timberlake: The musician is already voicing a character in the DreamWorks film, and& The Hollywood Reporter announced Tuesday that he’ll also serve as executive music producer and record original music for the movie.
As previously announced, Timberlake will be starring in Trolls alongside Anna Kendrick. This marks the third time Timberlake has voiced an animated character in a movie, as he also lent his voice to 2007’s Shrek the Third and 2010’s& Yogi the Bear.
The Trolls music will be the first Timberlake has recorded since releasing part two of The 20/20 Experience, which included singles “TKO” and “Drink You Away,” in 2013 — although he hasn’t stayed out of the spotlight. Timberlake gave an emotional speech this past October when he was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and put on a remarkable performance with Chris Stapleton at November’s Country Music Awards.
“I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event [and] couldn’t be more excited that they will collide in DreamWorks’ Trolls,” Timberlake said in a statement to THR. “This film is very special, the music is going to be very special, and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it all.”
Trolls is set to arrive in theaters Nov. 4, 2016.