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The voice cast for the follow-up to Twentieth Century Fox's Rio has been revealed.

Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am and Jamie Foxx are among the stars reprising their roles for the animated sequel.

Meanhwhile, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon and Natalie Morales will join the Carlos Saldanha production.

Producers John C. Donkin and Bruce Anderson have also signed up to for the film, along with composer John Powell and Brazilian musical icon and Rio executive producer Sergio Mendes.

The plot of the sequel - currently known simply as Rio 2 - is understood to focus on macaws Blu (Eisenberg) and Jewel (Hathaway) living a domesticated life with three chicks in the Brazilian city.

However, their comfortable life is short-lived, as Jewel decides that their children need to learn to live like real birds and proposes that the family relocate to the Amazon rainforest. »


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