Consider this a public service announcement of the utmost importance: Taron Egerton is an INCREDIBLE singer. The 27-year-old ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ star can be heard flexing his hidden vocal talents in the new animated musical ‘Sing’ from Illumination, the studio behind ‘Minions’ and ‘The Secret Life of Pets’. Egerton plays Johnny, a cockney gorilla, who yearns to sing professionally despite his father’s wishes to join his criminal gang. It’s an incredible vocal performance from the star who belts out a rousing rendition of Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’ at the film’s climax, and he told Yahoo Movies it’s a talent he’s been working on for many years.
Universal has released a series of new character portraits for ‘Sing’, the new animated musical from the studio responsible for ‘Minions’ and ‘Despicable Me’, to help you put a face to a name. Directed by Garth Jennings (‘Son of Rambow’, ‘The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy’), ‘Sing’ is set in a world like ours but one that is completely inhabited by animals, and it tells the story of a plucky Koala who wants to host the world’s greatest singing competition.