Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick's nostalgic nod to 90s boybands in Trolls Band Together trailer

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29 Mar 2023, 15:30

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick channel boyband vibes in Trolls Band Together trailer

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Trolls Band Together is coming and former N-Sync star Justin Timberlake is slipping back into his boyband sneakers. The trailer for the third instalment of the much-loved Trolls franchise starring Anna Kendrick and JT has dropped and it's dripping in boy-band jokes giving a nod to One Direction, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys and, of course, Justin's own 90's band NSYNC.

The first trailer has got everyone's toes tapping with nostalgic nods to boybands of yesteryear. Back for more action are Anna Kendrick as Poppy and Justin Timberlake as Branch. The duo first appeared in the 2016 Trolls movie, then again in the 2020 sequel Trolls World Tour.

The upcoming Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation feature includes Camila Cabello, Eric André, Amy Schumer, Andrew Rannells, Troye Sivan, Daveed Diggs, Kid Cudi, Zosia Mamet, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, RuPaul Charles, Aino Jawo, Caroline Hjelt, Kenan Thompson, Anderson Paak, Kunal Nayyar and Ron Funches.

The official synopsis reads: "When Branch's bro Floyd is kidnapped for his musical talents by a pair of nefarious pop-star villains Velvet (Schumer) and Veneer (Rannells), Branch and Poppy embark on a harrowing and emotional journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd from a fate even worse than pop-culture obscurity."

Timberlake, 42, said in 2020 that he hopes they make 'seven Trolls movies because it literally is the gift that keeps on giving'.

He said: "You get to go to work and create something that's outside of how you see yourself as an artist. And for me, it's interesting too, being able to work in film as an actor and being able to work in music as a performer, singer, songwriter, producer, whatever — it's just one of those things that I just never thought those two worlds would mesh in an animated film."

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