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Justin Timberlake To Act And Write Music For Upcoming ‘Trolls’ Film

Pop legend Justin Timberlake is finally making a welcome return to both music and film, having announced his involvement in an upcoming Dreamworks Animation film Trolls. Yes, to squash any confusion, this is a film about the retrospectively-really-weird, colourful-haired troll dolls you probably came to know and love as a young child.

Now considered something of a veteran of both music and acting, Timberlake is set to write and perform an original soundtrack for the film. On top of this, he’ll be voice a main character, Branch, described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a hilariously hardcore survivalist who hides his surprising true colors.”

In a statement about his new job, Timberlake said, “I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event [and] couldn’t be more excited that they will collide in DreamWorks’ 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.”

The film is to be co-directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, and will also star Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy.

Trolls is set to premiere on November 4, 2016.

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