Wednesday, April 24, 2024

(Watch) Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick Sing “True Colors” in Cannes for Fall Movie “Trolls”


Cannes: on Wednesday, Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick performed Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” for screaming fans — unplugged and acoustic. They were promoting the new Dreamworks film “Trolls” set for a fall release. Dreamworks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg introduced them, and there was quite a bit of “Trolls” footage shown.

Not interested because it’s for kids? The movie seems to overcome that problem– it’s quite ingenious. The animation is very, very complex and clever. Justin wrote new songs, too, including his current hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” which the deejay played when Timberlake and co walked the opening night red carpet.

Justin, of course, is a rock star. But Anna Kendrick remains an enigma. She has a great voice and has already had a chart hit with “Cups.” She sings a lot in “Trolls” and is terrific. She needs to make an album already!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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