News: Pharrell Goes Hollywood W/ Steve Carrell Movie, "I've Never Seen Such Incredible 3D" [Audio]
Friday, Jan 8, 2010 1:00PM
The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams has joined forces with comedic actors Russell Brand and Steve Carrell for the upcoming 3D movie cartoon, Despicable Me.
According to reports, Pharrell will take control behind-the-scenes.
Singer, songwriter, producer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's upcoming 3D CGI feature "Despicable Me" starring Steve Carrell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Danny McBridge, Julie Andrews and more. In addition to the film's title track, which debuted with the feature's teaser trailer, Williams has already begun to write the film's orchestral score as well. It marks the first time the artist will compose music for a film. (Eur Web News)
The producer/rapper has released a statement confirming his participation.
"I love cartoons and animation, and I've never seen such incredible 3D CGI," Williams said in a statement. "To score 'Despicable Me' along with Hans and Heitor and write original songs for the film is a dream come true." (Press Release)
One of the film's producers also spoke on Pharrell's involvement.
"Pharrell is one of the most important contemporary songwriters, Hans is one of the truly great film composers and Heitor is the next generation of Hans' proteges. This is an extraordinary teaming of talent," said the film's producer Chris Meledandri. "With every note they write, our film is being enriched." (Consequence Of Sound)
Details on the playful film have also been released online.
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal's new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me. (Slash Film)
Check out Pharrell's "Despicable Me" track below: