Rap star Nicki Minaj will voice a character in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’.
The 36-year-old made her acting debut six years ago with a voice role in the 2012 animation ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’, and she’s now set to take on another creature’s voice, as she’s landed a role in the upcoming sequel to the 2016 Sony animation ‘The Angry Birds Movie’.
‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ is directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice, and follows on from the first movie, which was based on the hit mobile video game franchise.
The movie is set for release on August 16th, 2019, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the start of the franchise, which has seen its games downloaded a whopping 4 billion times.
The first installment of the movie grossed $350 million worldwide, including $107.5 million in the US, and was set on an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – with the exception of Red, speedy Chuck, and Bomb. In the games, players must use the birds to defeat structures built by pigs.
Previously, Nicki has also had roles in ‘The Other Woman, and ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’.