Justin Timberlake will serve as executive music producer as well as pen original music for DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls,” in which he’ll also star, the studio announced Tuesday.
Timberlake “will oversee all creative direction for the film’s music as well as perform multiple songs on the soundtrack,” according to DreamWorks Animation.
He’ll also give voice to the character of Branch, “a hilariously hardcore survivalist who hides his surprising true colors,” in the upcoming comedy opposite Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy. The film is scheduled to be released on Nov. 4 by 20th Century Fox.
“I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event,” Timberlake said. “I couldn’t be more excited that they will collide in DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Trolls.’ This film is very special, the music is going to be very special and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it all.”
The film reunites director Mike Mitchell, co-director Walt Dohrn and producer Gina Shay, who worked together on “Shrek Forever After.”
— Wire reports