Justin Timberlake was already attached to voice a character in the upcoming DreamWorks animated movie Trolls, starring the iconic dolls that were fads in both the ’60s and the ’90s. (The Minions of their time, you could say!) And now The Hollywood Reporter says that Timberlake will serve as the executive music producer for the film, and will write and perform original songs as part of his duties. It’ll be his first new solo music released since 2013’s The 20/20 Experience.
“I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event [and] couldn’t be more excited that they will collide in DreamWorks’ Trolls,” the singer said in a statement. “This film is very special, the music is going to be very special and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it all.”
Timberlake will be able to draw inspiration from the long history of the Trolls franchise: A number of direct-to-video musicals were released starring the dolls in the ’90s, featuring Troll covers of songs like “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and the Beach Boys’ “Kokomo.”
Trolls will be out in theaters on 11/4.