Camp Ovation will soon be back in session! A sequel of the theater-themed cult film Camp is officially in the works. Todd Graff, who wrote and directed the 2003 movie about a summer oasis for kids with a flair for the dramatic, announced that he will launch a crowdfunding campaign for the project shortly. Graff says fans can expect meta cameos from the original film’s stars (he hasn’t specified whom, but it did feature Anna Kendrick, Sasha Allen and Robin de Jesus) as well as the legendary Patti LuPone and Donna Murphy. While the sequel, currently titled Camp 2: Freaks In Nature, is a while away from becoming a reality, we knew this was the perfect opportunity to revisit the first film—particularly our favorite musical performances. {broadway.com}

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson Returning for ‘Pitch Perfect 3′

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will be back for the third installment in the Pitch Perfect franchise.

Universal has dated Pitch Perfect 3 for Friday, July 21, 2017.

Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions are returning to produce.

As The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported, Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two installments, is in talks to write the third film. It’s unclear whether Banks will return to the director’s chair.

Pitch Perfect 2, directed by Banks, opened in May to strong success at the box office, taking in $259.7 million worldwide to date. The first installment in the acapella franchise earned $115.4 million worldwide. The series stars Kendrick, Wilson and Brittany Snow, and the second film added Hailee Steinfeld as an important new member of the group.

The only other film currently slated for release on July 21, 2017 is an untitled DreamWorks animation project.

Kendrick, who plays Beca (one of the leaders of the Bellas), has The Accountant with Ben Affleck, Mr. Right with Sam Rockwell and Fox Searchlight’s Table 19 coming up. She’s repped by CAA and Morris Yorn.

Wilson’s upcoming projects include spy spoof Grimsby and ensemble film How to Be Single. She’s repped by WME. {hollywoodreporter.com}

Anna is covergirl for Glamour UK May 2015 edition. We have scans and HQ outtakes thanks to Anna Kendrick Brasil.

Magazines & Scans > Interviews > Glamour UK – May 2015

Photoshoots & Press > Photo Shoot Sets > Matthias Vriens McGrath for Glamour UK (May 2015)

Have you met our May cover star yet? It’s only the super-talented actress and GLAMOUR girl crush, Anna Kendrick.

In the next issue of GLAMOUR – out soon – the lovely Anna talks Pitch Perfect 2, why she still finds red carpet posing uncomfortable and how ‘gorgeous’ George Clooney helps to keep her grounded…
Meet GLAMOUR’s May cover star Anna Kendrick

Despite her style credentials and pin-up status, Anna says still finds the whole red carpet experience awkward: “Every year that goes by, I think that my on-camera smile is going to get easier…And it’s got worse and worse, to the point where I’m giving that Britney Spears terrified smile, where the lips are upturned, but there’s nothing but fear in the eyes…”

Anna also claims she’s known amongst pals as the one who ruins their group pics. Surely not!? “I’m…the queen of ruining group photos. All my friends will be smiling and looking really pretty, and I’ll be there pretending to pick my nose. Or actually picking my nose. It’s a fine line.”
Meet GLAMOUR’s May cover star Anna Kendrick

But if there’s one part of fame the Twilight Saga starlet doesn’t mind, it’s reuniting with old friends, like the Pitch Perfect cast: “It’s a lot like school… Some of the girls got me into The Bachelor, so that became a group texting moment for us, and when you get back together, you remember every little quirk of everyone’s personalities.

The long-awaited sequel to the a Capella comedy sensation hits UK cinemas in May: “Because we’re basically shooting the same movie again – different scenarios, but in a lot of ways, very much the same, so it was trippy. It was like, didn’t we make this already? Was the first one just a fever dream? Or a premonition, and this is actually the real thing?”

Despite starring in several blockbusters, and with a Best Supporting Actress nomination under belt, Anna prefers to eschew the fame game, stating: “Part of it is because I’m dressed really boring in sweatpants and sneakers, so those pictures just don’t sell. You need to be really styled – in the perfect leather jacket and little booties, and have your red lipstick and your coffee – and I haven’t managed that yet. If I’ve got jeans on, it’s a good day.”
Meet GLAMOUR’s May cover star Anna Kendrick

And going back to that Oscar nomination (for 2009’s Up in the Air), our cover girl has already achieved despite a relatively short time in the spotlight – and she’s not even 30 yet! “I feel like 29 is just total garbage, I’d rather just be 30 for two years…When I say I’m 29, I think I sound like I’m trying to make sure everybody knows I’m not 30… I look like a teenager… I really like ’50s-style dresses, but they make you look childish, and I don’t want to look like one of those people trying to look like a little schoolgirl…. I’m trying to give a message to the world that I am a grown up.”

And if anyone can impart some savvy showbiz advice, who better to listen to than (gorgeous) George Clooney – yes, that is in fact his full name: “I remember Clooney [her co-star in Up In The Air] talking about Rosemary Clooney [his aunt] and saying that she was really popular and then suddenly she just wasn’t that hot any more…Nothing changed, she didn’t forget how to sing, but suddenly people just cooled off on her. I’m always sort of prepared for that, so I’m not patting myself on the back for any of the social media stuff. I know that at some point people might just turn around and be like, ‘I hate you.'”​

Magazines & Scans > Interviews > Fashion Canada – January 2015

Magazines & Scans > Interviews > Nylon – January 2015

Anna Kendrick on Feminism, #GamerGate, and the Celebrity Hacking Attack

The charming star of Into the Woods and Pitch Perfect 2 opens up about the films, her thoughts on feminism in 2014, and getting hacked.

There are few actresses these days that inspire more goodwill than Anna Kendrick. The pint-sized pitch-slapper is currently toplining a beloved franchise as the de facto leader of The Barden Bellas in the Pitch Perfect films, earned a Billboard-charting hit for song “Cups (When I’m Gone),” and is about to star as a classic character in one of the most hotly-anticipated films this holiday season.

That film is Into the Woods. Directed by Rob Marshall, it’s a blockbuster adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Sondheim musical of the same name that sees several of your favorite Grimm fairy tales crossover, and explores what happens after “happily ever after.”

Into the Woods centers on a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt), who have a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch (Meryl Streep). In order to break the spell and bear children, they must collect four items from the mysterious woods. Along the way, they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and last but not least, Cinderella, played by Kendrick.

The Daily Beast spoke with the lovely actress about the holiday movie, in theaters Christmas Day, and much more.

This was supposed to be an End of Watch reunion, with Jake Gyllenhaal playing one of the princes.

I know! I was so pissed at Jake, let me tell you. I texted him and said, “You’re abandoning me, and I’m never going to forgive you!” And then I saw the trailer to Nightcrawler and texted him again and said, “Wow, you inspire me every day.” But Billy [Magnussen] is really fantastic.

Did you grow up as a big fan of the Disney flicks?

Sure, but I was more of a musical theater geek than a Disney fan. I did High Society on Broadway when I was 12. I was a little freak. All kid’s sing, and I think it’s the ones who are told not to shut up who keep doing it. I just thought singing was really fun. I did a production of Annie up in Portland and played one of the orphans singing, “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” And my parents just gave and gave and gave of themselves to support this insane ambition that I had when I was a little kid. They drove me to auditions from Portland into New York. I’m actually about to make that drive soon for Thanksgiving…but all I’m bringing them is pumpkin pie.

“Because it happened en masse in that way, it forced people to come around and go, ‘Everybody does this and victim-blaming is not helping.'”

This is a more subversive take on the Disney fairy tales. In the original play, the Big Bad Wolf even had a floppy penis attached to his costume.

I know! It’s sort of like when you see The Simpsons make fun of Fox. In some ways, I was surprised to see Disney do it because it takes their classic tales and skewers them, and says it’s dangerous to tell children these stories and that it’s important to infuse pieces of reality. People talk about how there’s so much tragedy in Pixar movies and questions about whether or not it’s a children’s movie, but it’s important to show kids that that’s what happens; there’s no perfect world to escape to, and tragedy exists in every dimension. Into the Woods takes on the responsibility of saying, “Stuff happens after happily ever after.”

It also gives the female characters more agency. The Disney princesses are really, in a way, seeking validation through men. They don’t even have mothers, are raised by overwhelmed single fathers, and are basically in search of a father figure.

That’s interesting. To me, what’s interesting about this particular Cinderella story is that not only does she say, “Getting a man isn’t everything and I choose something else,” but she’s also saying, “Just because my lot in life improved a bit doesn’t mean I don’t deserve better.” She goes from being the lowest of the low in society to being a princess, and even though she knows people envy her situation, she chooses “the unknown” over the “security” of that situation. And that’s very brave.

That’s also the name of that really great theme song to Rocket Science—Clem Snide’s “I Love the Unknown.”

“I Love the Unknown!” Yeah! God, I love that song. That’s so funny. But there’s something to be said about women standing up for themselves. I know there are women who stay in relationships because they’re afraid of the devil they don’t know, and for somebody who comes from a home of abuse and neglect to marry a prince and then say, “This is not good enough… I want something authentic” is very brave.

Anna, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson are on the cover for Entertainment Weekly Nov. 28 edition! They have done a new photoshoot! Scans and outtakes soon!

Magazines & Scans > Interviews > Entertainment Weekly – November 2014

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Photoshoots & Press > Photo Shoot Sets > Robert Trachtenberg for Entertainment Weekly (Nov. 2014


This Week’s Cover: The Bellas are back in ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

SPOILER ALERT:  The Barden Bellas have split up.

But before you scream “A ca-scuse me?!” it’s just a temporary separation. On this muggy June day in Baton Rouge, La., the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to Universal’s sleeper about a college a cappella group, is pulling double duty. Rebel Wilson (returning as blunt bombshell Fat Amy) and Brittany Snow (back as dim bulb Chloe) are cloistered in the production offices, recording and preparing for dance rehearsal.

Meanwhile, a few miles away, Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin, reprising their roles as vocal power couple Beca and Jesse, are shooting Beca’s first day of work as an intern at a recording company. “Any first-day jitters?” Jesse asks. “No,” Beca responds. “I’m just going to be moody and distant—artists love that, right?” If anyone has slight jitters, it’s the woman behind the camera: actress Elizabeth Banks (the Hunger Games franchise), who produced the original and appeared in a small role as sassy judge Gail. She’s now making her feature-directing debut. “This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever had,” she jokes during a break in shooting. “My first movie is this huge studio movie that a lot of people care about that also happens to be a musical with massive dance numbers. I don’t know what I was thinking.”

But Pitch Perfect is all about defying the odds. Released in September 2012, the original movie, directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and written by Kay Cannon (30 Rock), focused on a ragtag a cappella group at a Southern college and their surly but sensational new recruit, Beca. The film earned solid reviews and grossed $65 million in the U.S. “It was pretty modest,” Banks says. “But it engendered a lot of love. That’s what we could not have foreseen.” The other surprise was its success on DVD and a platinum-selling soundtrack, boosted by Kendrick’s “Cups” single. ” Pitch performed on DVD like a movie that did at least twice what its theatrical business was,” says Peter Cramer, Universal’s co-president of production. All of which fast-tracked the sequel. “It went from ‘Boy, it would be great to do this!’ to ‘We must do this!’ ”

The little comedy that could is now striving for franchise status. Pitch Perfect 2 will swing into theaters on May 15, 2015, facing off against some of the biggest guns of the summer. (Avengers: Age of Ultron opens two weeks earlier.) “The first film flew under the radar, and it was a gift,” says Banks. “This time around, much higher stakes.” And the studio knows it. “Everybody is much more involved,” she adds. “As the saying goes, ‘Success has many fathers.’ ” popwatch.ew.com/

Anna Kendrick May Be a Princess, But She’s No Damsel in Distress INTO THE WOODS

The actress talks Into the Woods, Meryl Streep and the version of Pitch Perfect that never got made.

Anna Kendrick might not strike you as a Disney princess: The 29-year-old actress is known as much for tweeting about things like her post-Oscar hangovers as she is for playing feisty outsiders in Pitch Perfect and Happy Christmas. But Kendrick’s Cinderella in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, out Christmas Day, may surprise you. Kendrick, who was nominated for a Tony for her performance High Society at just 12 years old, will also sing in Pitch Perfect 2 and The Last 5 Years in 2015.

TIME talked to her about singing with Meryl Streep, empowered princesses and how she fought for big changes in the Pitch Perfect script.

TIME: Were you a princess person growing up?

Anna Kendrick: I won’t lie to you: I was a big fan of The Little Mermaid. I would do that thing in the pool, where I would flip my hair back because I wanted to be Ariel. But my older brother didn’t want to have an embarrassing little sister, so he insisted that I be exposed to other things. In retrospect, someone two years older than you is not necessarily qualified to say, “I think you’re old enough to watch Pulp Fiction now” because I definitely was not. He was responsible for making me a weird little kid.

Wait, how old were you when you saw Pulp Fiction?

I was about 11? Maybe some kids are emotionally prepared to deal with Pulp Fiction at 11. I was not. And I think that’s made me the person I am today. I’m not complaining, but I did have nightmares for a little while. It’s all character building.

Obviously the princesses in Into the Woods are very different than your traditional princesses. There seems to be a moment right now with Frozen princesses not waiting for their princes to save them…

And Maleficent as well!

Totally. You’re now among the growing list of princesses who can save themselves. What are your thoughts on that evolution?

Into the Woods has existed for years, but if more people being exposed to it through this movie continues that trend of princesses saving themselves and making their own choices, I think that’s fantastic.

I remember my best friend and I when we were running around the playground, she and I would dream about saving boys from falling off cliffs — not the other way around. But we would whisper these fantasies to each other, as though we weren’t supposed to be daydreaming about being the savior. We were supposed to be daydreaming about being saved. So I’m glad that it’s being represented in film because I think that that instinct exists in girls, and it’s nice to acknowledge that that’s normal.

Magazines & Scans > Interviews > Marie Claire – December 2014

Exclusive Excerpt: Cover Girl Anna Kendrick’s December Interview

With eight new movies, including this month’s musical film Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick exhibits her remarkable range (literally). Not only is she immensely watchable, but she’s also immensely retweetable as a wicked-smart wit who calls it as she sees it. Here, a preview of her profile from the December 2014 issue of Marie Claire.

Anna Kendrick has a recurring dream in which she is kicking ass. “Like, really physically kicking, and throwing punches and doing karate moves and breaking things,” she tells me. “Which I could never actually pull off in real life because I’m so small.” She pulls aside the strap of her tank top to flex a slender bicep that, admittedly, looks more Olive Oyl than Popeye. “Ol’ McSpaghetti arms,” she says ruefully.

We’re sitting in the back of an SUV in traffic, an hour late for our dinner reservation and tipsy enough from the bartending class we’d taken at the Varnish, a speakeasy-ish bar in downtown L.A., that I feel comfortable delving into Kendrick’s inner psyche. She doesn’t know whom she’s beating up in the dream, but whenever she has it, she wakes feeling awesome and powerful. Which is way better than when she has her other recurring dream, in which some family member has died. “Those are just, ugh,” she says, punching her gut. “I end up carrying that sadness the whole day.”

If, as Freud said, one can understand a person by the visions they conjure while sleeping, then he might have looked at the things rattling around in Kendrick’s psyche and deduced—well, who knows. But at this moment, slightly buzzed and charmed by this 5’2″ actress who drops “fuck” every other word, whose eyes nearly well up as she talks about her family, I’m inclined to think that the combination of personality traits revealed by her dreams—tough girl with a vulnerable streak—is one of the reasons she has been kicking metaphorical ass in Hollywood.

On her role as Cinderella in Into the Woods: “The character is thoughtful and complicated. You see what happens after she marries the prince, when you start to face problems in seemingly perfect situations. The interesting thing about her is she overthinks things, she’s uncertain – we don’t see that in most versions. In a lot of ways, I think it’s this incredibly brave story. She’s neglected and abused her entire life she finally gets love and it’s not the kind of love she was looking for, and she stands up for herself.”

On taking a short break: “The whole going-movie-to-movie-to-movie thing, I’ve been living that way for three years. Like I need to be a person and, you know, maintain relationships.”

On insta-fame following her 2010 Oscar nomination: “It was insane. Like really groovy and exciting. [But] there was a lot of ‘Why me?’—that sort of thing.”

On the celebrity hacking scandal this fall: “I’m so infuriated on behalf of those girls. And bummed out that people feel like that’s something they can do.”

On having her looks scrutinized: “The most common thing that I get is, ‘Am I the only one who doesn’t think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?’ And you’re like, ‘No, you’re not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.'”

On ambition: “Mostly it’s the fear that the wolves are always at your heels and you’re going to be tossed out into the street. If you grow up middle class, you just always feel like you’ve got to be working, because otherwise you won’t be able to pay the rent.” {marieclaire.com}

Anna Kendrick Plays Dress-Up

Anna Kendrick is in the holiday spirit.

“I want it to be Christmas already! I just want to throw a soiree,” the bubbly actress said during a recent Associated Press interview.

Kendrick certainly looked the part, wearing a red, sleeveless party dress with a big, silk bow on the back.

The outfit from Kate Spade New York’s holiday collection is featured in the company’s upcoming advertising campaign starring Kendrick. But don’t call the 29-year-old a model.

“If I had for one moment considered it modeling, I probably would’ve had a freakout,” she said. “Weirdly, it felt a lot more like my day job.”

Along with the ads, Kendrick teamed with the brand for its 2015 “The Year of Adventure” campaign, in which she will collaborate on film and social media projects.

Did you have a favorite look from the holiday campaign?

I think it was this white swing dress that shows off your shoulders and has this beautiful embellished collar. That was just really fun to be in, and that was the first shot that we did that day. And just playing with my male models for the day was so much fun, just sort of twirling around in this white dress.

Where do you get your sense of style?

My mom was always a fan of just really elegant, sophisticated pieces. I mean, we grew up in Maine, so we didn’t have a lot of call for black tie or anything, but I think I definitely got that sensibility from her.

You started working with Kate Spade while playing Cinderella in Disney’s “Into the Woods.” What was it like balancing those worlds?

Well, these clothes are a lot more comfortable because (costume designer) Colleen Atwood is a genius, but she does not care if you can’t breathe. … The costumes in that movie are so exquisite, and they’re completely authentic. … It’s lots of layers, and somebody had to help me get dressed every morning because you can’t do up a corset yourself. So I felt like I was actually in Downton Abbey.

You have three upcoming musicals: “Into the Woods,” “The Last 5 Years” and “Pitch Perfect 2.” Coming from a musical theater background, is this your dream come true?

I was so excited when it started to feel like people are going to make movie musicals again. So I mean it wasn’t my master plan, but I’m really happy that that is a trend that is happening, and I hope it stays.

Your hit single “Cups” from the first “Pitch Perfect” film sold almost 3 million tracks. Would you like to record an album?

Hell no. The music industry seems scary to me. I mean, the film industry is crazy enough, so the music industry to me seems like the wild, wild west. Like I would just never dare.

The campaign is called “The Year of Adventure.” Are you the adventurous type?

I feel like I have some adventuring to catch up on because I’ve been leading this incredible, busy, beautiful life through my work. So I’m hoping to actually be with friends and family this year and maybe go someplace where I don’t have to make a movie for 14 hours a day. {miamiherald.com}

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