Pixar is back to tug at our heartstrings once again with its latest film, Soul.
Co-Directed by Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out) and Kemp Powers, Soul will tell the story of how we are born with a sense of who we are.
Soul will tell the story of Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. “I think Joe is having that crisis that all artists have,” says Powers. “He’s increasingly feeling like his lifelong dream of being a jazz musician is not going to pan out and he’s asking himself ‘Why am I here? What am I meant to be doing?’ Joe personifies those questions.”
In the film, just when Joe thinks his dream might be in reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he’s is forced to think again about what it truly means to have soul. That’s where he meets and ultimately teams up with 22, a soul who doesn’t think life on Earth is all it’s cracked up to be. Jamie Foxx lends his voice to Joe, while Tina Fey voices 22. “The comedy comes naturally,” says Murray. “But the subtle emotion that reveals the truth to the characters is really something special.”
We can already tell Soul is going to crush our… well… souls.
Soul will hit theaters on June 19, 2020.