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Festivals - Cannes 2019 : Angry Birds movie 2 photo call at Carlton Hotel’s iconic pier

  • Par Mulder, Cannes, Carlton Hotel, le 13.05.2019

    There’s nothing like a common foe to bring sworn enemies together, and on the eve of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, the flightless angry birds and scheming green piggies of the upcoming The Angry Birds Movie 2 did just that for the cameras. Faced with a new avian co-star/antagonist and armed with their signature slingshot, birds and pigs joined forces to fling a willing hatchling as part of a photo call this afternoon at the Carlton Hotel’s iconic pier.

    Star Josh Gad (“Chuck”), producer John Cohen, and director Thurop Van Orman took the opportunity to unveil a new scene from the anticipated sequel, which will roll out globally starting in August and through October 2019.

    "It's so cool to finally get to come to Cannes, especially for a movie I'm so proud of" said Van Orman. "...and what a send-off, literally!". Added Cohen, “Josh and I were here right before the premiere of the first film, in 2016, and that launched us to open at number one in 52 territories around the world. Now that Angry Birds is established as a film property, we're super excited to expand on the narrative and really have fun.”

    Itw Thurop Van Orman (Director)

    Itw John Cohen (producer) and Thurop Van Orman (director)

    Itw John Cohen (producer)

    Itw Josh Gad

    Itw Sergey Burunov

    Itw Enzo Knol and Irma Knol

    Itw Sonia Plakidyuk

    Gad, Cohen, and Van Orman were joined onstage by some of the movie’s international star talent, including Sergey Burunov, who voices Leonard in Russia; Enzo Knol and Irma Knol, as Holland’s Chuck and Bomb’s Mom, respectively; and Sonia Plakidyuk, playing Fuchsia in Ukraine.

    Synopsis :
    The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

    The Angry Birds Movie 2
    Directed by Thurop Van Orman, John Rice
    Produced by John Cohen
    Written by Peter Ackerman
    Based on Angry Birds by Rovio Entertainment
    Starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Brooklynn Prince
    Music by Heitor Pereira
    Production company : Columbia Pictures, Rovio Animation, Sony Pictures Animation
    Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
    Release date : August 16, 2019 (United States), October 16, 2019 (France)

    Videos : Copyright Sony Pictures Releasing
    Photos : Copyright: © 2019 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    (source: press release)