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Nicki Minaj is ready to return to the big screen. This time, the Queens native has landed the role as a voice in the upcoming film Angry Birds Movie 2, slated to hit theaters on August 16th, 2019. This forthcoming 3D-animated movie serves as the sequel to the first Angry Birds Movie, which was released in 2016.
While Nicki’s role is yet to be revealed, Variety reports she will be joined by the likes of Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, and Zach Woods. In addition, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and Peter Dinklage will all be returning to play their same roles from the first one. The new movie will be directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice.
On top of her thriving rap career and a new Queen Radio show on Beats 1, Minaj proves she can slay in the film world as well. Her past endeavors include voice roles in Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Cleveland Show and Cartoon Network’s Stephen Universe, as well as acting roles in Barbershop: The Next Cut and The Other Woman. Who’s ready for Angry Birds 2?!