Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson will return for 'Pitch Perfect 2,' star Elizabeth Banks will direct (+video)(Read article summary)
Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, who starred in 'Pitch Perfect,' will reportedly return for the film's sequel and 'Perfect' star Elizabeth Banks will direct. Anna Kendrick is also starring in the upcoming musicals 'Into the Woods' and 'The Last 5 Years.'
â€śPitch Perfectâ€ť stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will reportedly be returning for the filmâ€™s sequel and â€śPerfectâ€ť star Elizabeth Banks will reportedly be directing â€śPitch Perfect 2,â€ť according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Kendrick and Wilson have both signed on for the sequel.
â€śElizabeth originated the idea forÂ Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success,â€ť Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley said of Banks coming aboard as director, according to the Hollywood Reporter. â€śShe brings an enormous amount of energy and experience to everything she works on and weâ€™re thrilled that she is making her feature directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2.â€ť
Screenwriter Kay Cannon, who wrote the first film, will also return for the sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The 2012 comedy about college a cappella groups was a box office hit, grossing more than $65 million domestically, according to the website Box Office Mojo, and one of its songs, Kendrickâ€™s ditty â€śCups,â€ť peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Banks, who recently starred in the 2013 film â€śThe Hunger Games: Catching Fireâ€ť and lent her voice to the animated film â€śThe Lego Movie,â€ť has previously directed short pieces and directed part of the 2013 film â€śMovie 43.â€ť
Kendrick will star in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical â€śInto the Woods,â€ť which will be released this Christmas, as well as the movie adaptation of the musical â€śThe Last 5 Years.â€ť She recently appeared in the movie â€śHappy Christmasâ€ť and the film â€śLife After Beth.â€ť
Wilson is currently starring on the ABC comedy â€śSuper Fun Nightâ€ť and appeared in the 2013 film â€śPain & Gain.â€ť She previously co-starred with Kendrick and Banks in the 2012 film â€śWhat to Expect When Youâ€™re Expecting.â€ť
â€śPitch Perfect 2â€ť is set to hit theaters in May 2015.