This past weekend, Walt Disney Studios dominated the internet with news hailing from this year’s D23 celebration. In addition to revealing Marvel movie and series new and plenty of Star Wars-related goodness, the House of Mouse also shared a surprising tidbit regarding Pixar’s upcoming feature, SOUL.
Set to score the film helmed by Pete Docter (INSIDE OUT, UP, MONSTERS INC.) are Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and his collaborative partner Atticus Ross. As you’re likely to know, Reznor and Ross have joined forces to create elaborate soundscapes for films such as David Fincher‘s GONE GIRL and THE SOCIAL NETWORK – the latter of which earned the duo an Oscar for Best Original Score. The pair also teamed for project’s like Jonah Hill‘s MID90s, BIRD BOX, and more.
According to Variety, SOUL imagines that every person on earth comes pre-installed with a soul formed and perfected in a cosmic realm. Jamie Foxx will play a middle-school music teacher on earth who dreams of playing at legendary New York jazz club The Blue Note. After the wrong step into an open sewer grate, Joe slips back into his soul form back in the other realm — with some existential work to do before he might land his big gig.
The upcoming animated feature stars Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Questlove, and Phylicia Rashad. Written by Docter and Mike Jones (EVENHAND), SOUL will no doubt be a cosmic-level exploration of sound, emotion, and how music connects us all – both in body as well as spirit.
SOUL will groove on into theaters on June 19, 2020.