Hip-hop megastar Nicki Minaj has been cast in the star-studded sequel to Angry Birds, which is currently titled Angry Birds 2. She had done voice-over work on Ice Age: Continental Drift, and she appeared in The Other Woman, and Barbershop: The Next Cut.
Minaj is all set to lend her vocal ability to the Angry Birds 2 film. According to a report in Variety, Minaj is only the latest addition to a cast which so far includes Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Awkwafina, and Zach Woods.
The sequel is scheduled to hit theatres on August 16, 2019.
Based on the popular mobile app, the first Angry Birds film was extremely successful and brought in USD 350 million worldwide on a budget of USD 73 million becoming the second highest-grossing film of all time to be based on a video game.
Recently, Minaj released her fourth solo LP Queen to rave reviews and is now at platinum status. Also, she became the first women in music history with 100 entries on the Billboard 100 charts.
Angry Birds Movie 2 is directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice. The movie is produced by John Cohen and co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews. David Maisel and Catherine Winder are executive producers. Sony Pictures Imageworks handles the animation.
The “Angry Birds” games have been downloaded more than 4 billion times.