“Soul” Will Be Pixar’s First Movie With Black Lead; Cast Details Released

D23 Expo 2019 is bringing tons of new details for Pixar’s upcoming original films.

First on deck was Soul, a movie that had been announced but no details prior to the Walt Disney Studios Panel at D23.

The movie follows a Joe Gardner, a jazz teacher, who’s waiting for his big break.

The movie aims to tackle simple, yet difficult questions like “why am I here.”

Soul will be Pixar’s first film with a black lead.

Pixar CEO Peter Docter announced the cast:

  • Jamie Foxx as John Gardner
  • Tina Fey as 22
  • Daveed Diggs
  • Phylicia Rashad
  • Questlove

Here’s Jamie Foxx:

And Tina Fey’s 22:

Music for the movie will be handled by Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

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