CANNES, France — “Anna and Garfunkel” is how Justin Timberlake introduced himself and Anna Kendrick for an acoustic performance of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” at the Cannes Film Festival.
The pair was in Cannes on Wednesday to promote the DreamWorks Animation release “Trolls,” for which they voice the main characters. Timberlake is also executive producer of the soundtrack, which includes original songs by him.
After previewing footage for the film, DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg introduced the duo, who strode out on the stage with Timberlake bearing an acoustic guitar. Held in the Palais des Festivals, it was the first time Cannes lent its festival headquarters for a promotional screening of early footage.
Katzenberg, though, has long been an annual presence at Cannes. He last month sold the studio to Comcast for $3.8 billion.