Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar have released the teaser trailer for “Soul,” the upcoming animated fantasy drama which hails from “Up” and “Inside Out” director Pete Docter.
Jamie Foxx plays Joe Gardner, an ageing middle school music teacher who has long dreamed of performing jazz music on stage. Gardner gets his chance when he’s booked as the opening act at the Half Note Club, a real jazz club in New York City.
But his jazz debut is put in jeopardy when an accident causes his soul to be separated from his body, sending him to the “You Seminar,” a place where souls develop and gain passions before being placed in a newborn child. Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad and Questlove also lend their voices.
In an interesting hiring, the film also boasts a score by Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor with the latter recently talking to Rolling Stone about working on the project: “It feels very authentic, it feels very exciting and it’s very, very different from anything else we’ve ever done, from the way they do it to how they think about it. And we’re a risky choice for them, so that makes it very appealing. Can we do something like that? That means us working out of our comfort zone. It’s early days but its been really cool.”
“Soul” hits cinemas on June 19th 2020.