Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) has been tapped to voice a role in the sequel to the hit film The Angry Birds Movie.  She will voice the top franchise alongside Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Zach Woods, Awkwafina and Lil Rel Howery.

Also set for Angry Birds 2 are Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett and Brooklynn Prince. They join returning actors Jason Sudeikis as the temperamental Red; Josh Gad as speedy Chuck; Bill Hader as Leonard, king of the pigs; Danny McBride as the volatile Bomb; and Peter Dinklage as the stentorian voice of the legendary Mighty Eagle.

“I’m thrilled about our incredibly talented filmmaking team and the hilarious people we’ve brought together for the sequel,” returning producer John Cohen shared.  “We’re so happy that Jason, Josh, Bill, Danny, and Peter are back for a second adventure joined by Leslie, Rachel, Sterling, Eugenio and this awesome ensemble of new talent.”

The Angry Birds Movie opened at #1 in 50 countries around the globe in May 2016, becoming the second-highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time after earning $352 million at the box office. The Angry Birds games have been downloaded over 4 billion times.

It was recently announced that Jones will be headlining Universal Picture film Baby Nurse. Jones had several roles in major films such as Top Five, Trainwreck, and in 2016 she starred in the reboot of Ghostbusters.  

 

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