Jake T. Austin, Rachel Crow & Amandla Stenberg Join 'Rio 2'!

Jake T. Austin, Rachel Crow & Amandla Stenberg Join 'Rio 2'!

Jake T. Austin is heading back to South America for Rio 2.

The 18-year-old actor will reprise his role as Fernando in the animated sequel.

Also joining the project: Rachel Crow and Amandla Stenberg.

“#bignews It’s official! I’ve joined the cast of RIO 2! I’ll be playing the daughter macaw of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway! #Rio2″ Rachel tweeted the exciting news.

In Rio 2, we find Blu (Eisenberg), Jewel (Hathaway) and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild.

The flick is set to debut on April 11th, 2014.

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Posted to: Amandla Stenberg, Casting, Jake T. Austin, Rachel Crow
  • http://@fefelemos Fernanda

    Not wanting to take any credit away form these actors, but I really wish they would hire brazilians to make the voices of the brazilian birds. First of all the few moments they do speak portuguese in the movie (although it wasn’t subtitled here in america) they do have a strong american accent, which wouldn’t be real being that they are birds that live in brazil. And ironically their english is perfect with no brazilian accent at all, once again being that they are birds that were raised and live in brazil (except for Blu of course). It’s sad that in this part they do not make enough research nor give other cultures the possibility to work in a big movie like these. (except for Rodrigo Santoro who did the voice of Tulio)