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Bono set to duet with Scarlett Johannson on U2 classic

U2 frontman and Johannson will perform 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' in new flick

Bono Photo: Michel Euler.

Clodagh Meaney

U2 frontman Bono is set to duet with Actor Scarlett Johannson in the upcoming animated movie Sing 2.

The film, which is a sequel to 2016 release Sing, will star Bono as rock ’n’ roll lion Clay. The Dubliner’s character will perform ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ with Scarlett’s character, a porcupine called Ash.

Set following the events of the first film, Sing 2 will see the return of it’s A-List cast. Buster Moon, played Matthew McConaughey, and his cast of musical pals are set to debut a new show in the glamorous Redshore City. The gang pitch a wild idea to the management of rock legend Clay Calloway, proposing that he take part in their show despite being a recluse. The gang head on a quest to find him and bring him back to the stage.

Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll and Tori Kelly will all reprise their roles. Halsey and Pharell Williams were cast in the star-studded flick along with Bono last December.

U2’s first new song in three years ‘Your Song Saved My Life’ will also feature on the film’s soundtrack.

The upbeat piano ballad was partly inspired by Bono’s list of “60 Songs That Saved My Life” that he wrote in 2020 to mark his 60th birthday.

The song plays during the end credits of Sing 2, with director Garth Jennings telling EW: “It’s just full of so much emotion and heart… It just says, ‘OK, here’s how we want your audience to feel as they leave the cinema.'”

The band debuted the song on TikTok earlier this week. They also revealed that most of their discography is now available for TikTok creators to use on the platform.

Your Song Saved My Life is not the only song to feature on the soundtrack as renditions of their hits ‘Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of’ and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’ will also be performed.

The film, which is set to have its world Premiere at the AFI festival on November 14th, will land in Irish cinemas on January 28th 2022.

The movie was previously set for release in the United States on December 25th 2020 and then on July 21st 2021 – but both were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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