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Bruno Mars joins cast of 'Rio 2'

Bruno Mars joins cast of 'Rio 2'

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Bruno Mars has been added to the star-studded list of celebrities lending their voices to the upcoming animated sequel Rio 2.  

The news was announced on the movie's official Facebook page, along with the news of casting Andy Garcia and Kristin Chenoweth.  Original cast members Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez and Jesse Eisenberg, will also be on board for the sequel.  

Rio 2 is expected out sometime in 2014. 

The 2011 original was made by Ice Age director Carlos Saldanha.  Rio brought in over 480 million dollars worldwide and even earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song.  Its sequel will feature a song from Grammy winner Janelle Monae, who is on board to voice a character as well. 

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