‘Soul’ Trailer: Jamie Foxx Journeys To The Beforelife In Pixar’s Latest

Only a week after Disney moved Soul out of theaters and exclusively to Disney+, a new trailer has been released which offers the broadest view at Pixar’s first film to feature an African-American lead. And what’s the first thing they do? They kill the guy!

Okay, so that’s a little narrow. Jamie Foxx plays Joe, a music teacher and aspiring jazz musician on the verge of his big break, until a freak accident cuts those dreams short. However, Joe’s soul managed to escape into The Great Before, where newborn souls gain their personalities and learn about humanity before being matched with a person. This latest footage goes further in revealing the metaphysical side of the story, as Joe’s soul encounters 22, voiced by Tina Fey, a soul who is trapped in The Great Before and carries little interest in humans. Together, they embark on a mission that will reunite Joe’s soul with his body before it’s dragged to the afterlife.

The full voice cast has now been revealed, as well, with Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade and June Squibb joining, along with Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Richard Ayoade, and Daveed Diggs.

Directed Inside Out‘s Pete Docter,  Soul arrives on Disney+ beginning Christmas Day.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.