Nicki Minaj has joined “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The Sony Animation sequel hits theaters on Aug. 16, 2019.
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and Peter Dinklage will all reprise their roles from the first film. They are joined by Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, and Zach Woods. Minaj’s role is currently unknown.
“Angry Birds Movie 2” is directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice. The pic is produced by John Cohen and co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews. David Maisel and Catherine Winder are executive producer. Sony Pictures Imageworks handles the animation.
The release date for “Angry Birds Movie 2” coincides with the 10th anniversary of the hit video game. The “Angry Birds” games have been downloaded more than 4 billion times.
“Angry Birds” grossed $350 million worldwide, including $107.5 million domestically, in 2016. The film, directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, was set on an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds — except for Red (voiced by Sudeikis), speedy Chuck (Gad), and Bomb (McBride). Hader returns as Leonard, king of the pigs, and Dinklage voices the Mighty Eagle.
Minaj’s movie credits include “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “The Other Woman,” and “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” The rapper has received 10 Grammy Awards nominations, six American Music Awards, 11 BET Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards. Minaj is repped by Gee Roberson, Brian Sher and attorney Kenny Meiselas.