Justin Timberlake to write original music for DreamWorks' 'Trolls'

MUMBAI: Nine-time Grammy and four-time Emmy Award winning musician and actor Justin Timberlake will serve as executive music producer as well as pen original music for DreamWorks Animation's Trolls. In this role, Timberlake will oversee all creative direction for the film's music as well as perform multiple songs on the soundtrack. The multifaceted artist also stars as Branch, a hilariously hardcore survivalist who hides his surprising true colors, in DreamWorks Animation's upcoming comedy.


Joined by Academy and Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy, the two embark on a hair-raising adventure as the globally iconic Trolls make their motion picture debut. The film will be distributed on 4 November, 2016, by 20th Century Fox.


"Justin is an amazingly versatile artist and producer whose unprecedented creative talents provide a unique voice and sound for our movie.Trolls is a comedy with fantastic music at its core and we can't think of a more perfect artist to elevate this soundtrack to incredible heights," said DreamWorks Animation co-presidents of feature animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria.


"Working with Justin has been a dream come true from day one," added director Mike Mitchell.


"Between the fantastic work he's doing in bringing to life the character of Branch and his production oversight on the soundtrack, we couldn't be in more inspired hands," said co-director Walt Dohrn.


"I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event.  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," said Timberlake.


Produced by Gina Shay, the film for the first time tells the story behind the beloved Trolls and their gravity defying and colourful manes.

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