Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jemaine Clement, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Bebel Gilberto, and Jake T. Austin are all set to return for the sequel to the 2011 animated hit “Rio” at 20th Century Fox Animation.
Joining them this time are Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon, and Natalie Morales. Details on their roles are not forthcoming.
The story has Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in Rio. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon.
As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. Writer/director Carlos Saldanha will be back to helm the project which will open late March next year.