While making their presentation at D23, Pixar revealed casting information and plot details about Soul, a film with a highly intriguing premise.
Soul takes place both in our world and a mysterious cosmic realm where new souls learn how to be souls. When a human music teacher, Joe Gardner, accidentally finds his way to this place, he needs the help of a soul-in-training, to find his way back to Earth. Gardner, who secretly wants to be a jazz musician, will learn what it truly means to have “soul.”
The team behind Soul revealed members of the voice cast, who include: Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, Tina Fey, and Jamie Foxx. Foxx is the voice behind Joe Gardner, while Fey is the voice of the soul-in-training. It was also revealed that Joe Batiste will be writing original jazz music for the film, while Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross from Nine Inch Nails will compose the film’s original score.
Soul is currently scheduled to be released on June 19, 2020.