Christophe Barratier, the director of Les Choristes, chose Maunier for his vocal talent and appearance. Maunier has since left the choir. In 2005, Maunier also sang in Concerto pour Deux Voix (Concerto for Two Voices) with Clémence Saint-Preux. He also played a young miner, Robert, in the 2005 television series Le Cri. Maunier also lent his voice to the animated film Piccolo, Saxo et Compagnie, a musical adventure starring musical instruments and notes. Maunier is Saxo, a cheeky character that loves improvisation and helps Piccolo on a wild adventure. His most recent feature film, Le Grand Meaulnes, opened in theaters in France on October 4, 2006.
He stars opposite Clémence Poésy and Nicolas Duvauchelle. Jean-Baptiste will embody the role of François Seurel, also the narrator of the story. The story details the adventures of François and his friend Augustin Meaulnes (Duvauchelle). Maunier's newest film, Hellphone, was released on March 28th, 2007. He acts as the main character, Sid. Though Jean-Baptiste has not completely abandoned singing, it is clear that his vocal career is on hiatus for now.
He still sings with Les Enfoirés, a chorus of the biggest stars in France that periodically performs benefit concerts. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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