Pitch Perfect 2 is official! And Anna and Brittany Snow will most likely be in it ! It is planned for a 2015 release.
Anna Kendrick & Brittany Snow: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Confirmed!
Get excited Pitch Perfect fans — a sequel has been confirmed by Universal Pictures for a release in 2015!
The breakout comedy hit of last year is still gaining steam after a great performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards over the weekend and a new music video for “Cups” featuring star Anna Kendrick.
Adam Fogelson, the head of Universal Pictures, revealed the news during the studio’s CinemaCon presentation on Tuesday (April 15) and confirmed that original screenwriter Kay Cannon is back for the project.
Baton Rouge-shot ‘Pitch Perfect’ getting a sequel, Universal announces; more movie headlines
The stars of “Pitch Perfect” can start warming up their pipes. The Baton Rouge-shot sleeper hit — a musical comedy set in the world of collegiate a cappella competition — is getting a sequel.
This second verse is scheduled to land in mid-2015, Universal Pictures announced Tuesday (April 16) during its presentation at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas (and reported by the industry paper Variety). It’s unclear if the sequel will return to Baton Rouge to shoot or who, if any, of the original cast will return. Screenwriter Kay Cannon, however, reportedly has been brought on to pen the sequel.
Financially, the move is something of a no-brainer. The original film — directed by Jason Moore — cost an estimated $17 million to make, which it parlayed into $113 million at the box office, with another $90 million, and counting, in the home video market.
It also has become something of a sensation among younger audiences. Not only did star Rebel Wilson lead a “Pitch Perfect” reunion at last weekend’s MTV Movie Awards, but the film’s soundtrack reportedly has sold more than 600,000 copies, and a kicked-up version of its song “Cups (When I’m Gone)” — in which Anna Kendrick trades the Mardi Gras cups from the movie for restaurant cups — has been getting robust online play. (Watch the video at right.)
The “Pitch Perfect” sequel talk tops this morning’s regular survey of Hollywood headlines from around the Internet.