Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick is set to put her singing voice to use for another comedy, this time an animated one. Remember those troll dolls with the colorful spiky hair? Well, DreamWorks Animation does. The studio’s musical comedy Trolls will send the popular toy creatures on a wild and hilarious adventure.
Kendrick will star as Poppy, the peppy princess who sets out on a quest to discover the origin of the trolls’ gravity-defying hair.
The film will be directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After), who believes Kendrick will, “…inject Poppy with the exact mix of spirit, sass and song that will no doubt give a whole new life to the iconic troll dolls.”
The dolls were invented in 1959 by Thomas Dam, who could not afford to buy his daughter a Christmas present. Instead, the Danish fisherman carved her a figurine of a mythical Scandinavian troll. The troll doll became a huge hit in the 1960′s and then again in the 90′s.
One can only assume the trolls will once again rise in popularity when the film hits theaters – do Transformers or Smurfs ring any bells? - on November 4, 2016.
Anna Kendrick, award-winning actress, singer, and recent Saturday Night Live host, tells us how she gives back and who she loves following on Twitter.
Anna Kendrick talks giving back with Burt’s Bees’ Hive with Heart campaign.
Anna Kendrick has earned a significant fan base from her roles in the musical film Pitch Perfect, the cult-favorite Twilight series, Up in the Air opposite George Clooney, and most recently as the host of this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live. The Academy Award-nominated actress’ over two million Twitter followers may be familiar with her funny antics, but they may not know that the star also loves to give back.
Last month, Kendrick helped kick off Burt’s Bees’ Hive with Heart campaign. With each qualifying Burt’s Bees purchase through June 30, the brand will donate two lip products to Lipstick Angels, a nonprofit that empowers hospitalized women by treating them to beauty sessions. We sat down with Kendrick to talk philanthropy, upcoming movies, and who she finds funny on Twitter.
What do you love about Burt’s Bees?
ANNA KENDRICK: One of my favorite products that I honestly never leave home without is the tinted lip balm. The sweet violet is my favorite. I love that [Burt’s Bees] is all-natural and I love that it’s accessible—you can get it anywhere. They’re just a really responsible company.
What made you want to get involved in the Hive with Heart Campaign?
AK: This is just such a sweet idea. Just thinking [about it] makes me smile. It’s so simple but it’s so powerful. These women who volunteer their time to bring beauty treatments to women who are hospitalized—it’s just such a beautiful thing.
Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick and Chris Messina have reportedly joined Jennifer Aniston on new indie movie Cake.
According to The Wrap, Felicity Huffman, William H Macy, Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters, Camille Mana, Manuel Garcia Rulfo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste will also appear.
Aniiston is executive producer on the project and also plays the main character Claire Simmons, a woman who becomes fascinated by Nina – a member of her chronic pain support group.
Simmons must face her own personal tragedy when she discovers Nina’s suicide and develops a relationship with Nina’s husband.
Cake is written by Patrick Tobin and directed by Daniel Barnz, who revealed that he is “the biggest” Aniston fan.Barnz previously said: “Of the zillions of Jennifer Aniston fans, I might be the biggest one of all. I’ve especially loved her more dramatic performances, and I can’t wait to watch her tackle a role that has such a brilliantly funny voice and so much raw pain (hats off to writer Patrick Tobin).”