Nicki Minaj Joins Cast of ‘Angry Birds Movie 2’

Nicki Minaj. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Nicki Minaj is closing out 2018 with a professional win.

The Barbie Dreams performer will lend her voice to the animated film Angry Birds Movie 2, Variety reported Monday.

Minaj will star alongside an impressive line-up of actors, including Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Jones, and Sterling K. Brown, to name a few.

While details about the 36-year-old’s role haven’t been confirmed yet, the movie’s scheduled premiere date is Aug. 16, 2019. The date is significant because it will mark the 10th anniversary of the popular Angry Birds video game.

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After the game’s 2009 debut, it racked up 500 million downloads within 23 months. The cult favorite later inspired the original Angry Birds Movie, which hit theaters in May 2016.

The sequel will be directed by Thurop Van Orman (The Powerpuff Girls) and co-directed by John Rice (Rick & Morty).

Credit: Columbia Pictures/Rovio Animation
“The Angry Birds Movie” grossed $352.3 million worldwide. (Credit: Columbia Pictures/Rovio Animation)

Sony Pictures Imageworks will handle the film’s animation.

Prior to landing the role in Angry Birds Movie 2, Minaj starred in Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Other Woman, and Barbershop: The Next Cut.