Justin Timberlake Joins Anna Kendrick In Dreamworks’ Animated “Trolls” Musical

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U.S. singer Justin Timberlake arrives for the BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena in LondonCourtesy of REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

has signed on for Dreamworks’ , the animated musical comedy based on the popular Troll dolls from the 60s and the 90s. is directing a script from and , both of whom are veteran Dreamworks writers for the Kung Fu Panda franchise. will produce, and will executive produce.

Timberlake will be playing Branch, a survivalist Troll who accompanies ’s character, Poppy, on her adventure. The dolls were originally based on a gift created by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam for his daughter in 1959. Dam continued making the toys in plastic after the originals became popular, and then they became a craze in the 60s and again in the 90s.

Timberlake was last seen in Inside Llewyn Davis. He is repped by and LBI Entertainment.

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 | Staff Writer

This news was first reported by Variety.

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