It's been more than five years since director Pete Docter teamed up with Pixar to release Inside Out, a movie exploring the depths of human emotion in a family-friendly way. Years later, Docter (who serves as Pixar's Chief Creator Officer) is back with yet another insightful and introspective idea: Soul. He revealed more details about the upcoming film at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Aug. 24, including a rundown of the movie's cast and soundtrack.
Soul focuses on Joe, a middle school music teacher with aspirations to perform at The Blue Note, a famous jazz club in New York. His plans are derailed when he slips into an open manhole and takes a glowing green form, representing his own soul. Joe then embarks on an existential journey and lands at the "You Seminar" — where souls are developed.
Jamie Foxx will lend his voice to Joe, while Tina Fey will play an unborn soul named 22. Soul also features Questlove as Curly, Phylicia Rashad as Joe's mother, Livia, and Daveed Diggs as Paul, Joe's nemesis.
In addition to an already exciting story line, Soul promises an original soundtrack with new music from Jon Batiste and a score written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross from Nine Inch Nails.
The Release Date
Soul is expected to hit theaters on June 19, 2020.