As fans scramble for information on high-profile 2015 sequels to Star Wars, Jurassic Park, The Avengers and Terminator, there’s another we know even less about. That’s Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 cult hit about competitive a capella singing. We know that most, if not all of the original cast is back, and that producer Elizabeth Banks is directing from a script by original writer Kay Cannon. Rumor has it the story takes place a few years after the original film. But really that’s all we know. How do the older characters return? What are the stakes? Who are the bad guys? We know almost nothing about those things.
That last question has now partially been answered. A famous a capella group called the Pentatonix, winners of the 3rd season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, have announced they’re playing rivals to the Barden Bellas, which includes Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Barden Bellas are back! Well, technically they won’t be back on the big screen until next spring. But the actors who play them are back together in Louisiana for shooting right now, and the first Pitch Perfect 2 image has just been revealed from the set. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Pitch Perfect 2 reunites several beloved Barden Bellas, but it’s also introducing some fresh voices into the a cappella sound mix. Following the addition of Hailee Steinfeld last month, Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal has just boarded the musical comedy sequel. Get details on her role after the jump.
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Director Elizabeth Banks is about to sign her first new addition to the cast of 2015′s Pitch Perfect 2. Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to join the sequel to the 2012 hit in an unspecified role. She’ll sing alongside Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and the rest of the original cast.
Below, read more about Hailee Steinfeld Pitch Perfect 2, including Banks’ comments on the pressures of directing. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Lego Movie isn’t perfect, but it’s close enough. Every aspect, from the performances to the soundtrack to the meticulously constructed sets, was excellent, or “awesome,” as protagonist Emmet would put it. All that effort paid off handsomely, earning Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s film an impressive $69 million opening weekend and a sky-high 96% Rotten Tomatoes score.
But of course, it only looks flawless because all of the mishaps and mistakes were left on the cutting room floor. Until now, that is. Warner Bros. has released a fully animated “blooper reel” from the movie, featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Alison Brie, and more. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s not tough to imagine the pitch meeting where The Lego Movie was conceived. The toys have been a familiar fixture of toy chests since the ’40s, and given that every other remotely recognizable playroom property is getting adapted for the big screen these days, it was only a matter of time before someone grabbed a fistful of plastic bricks. Lucky for us, those people turned out to be Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
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Briefly: It has a director and a release date, and now Pitch Perfect 2 has its biggest stars. In what was pretty much a no-brainer, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have both signed on to star in the a capella sequel already set to hit theaters on May 15, 2015. Co-star and producer Elizabeth Banks will make her directorial debut from a script by Kay Cannon.
In the first film, Kendrick and Wilson were the breakout stars. Having each sign to return was likely the most crucial dealmaking for the returning cast. With them locked in, things are full steam ahead. Aca-excellent. [The Hollywood Reporter].
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Universal Pictures just dated seven major upcoming releases including three in 2015. The biggest titles are Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak, which will hit regular and IMAX theaters October 16, 2015 and Pitch Perfect 2, which’ll be out May 15, 2015. There’s also Baltasar Kormákur‘s star-studded Everest on February 27, 2015 and the Platinum Dunes film Ouija on October 24 of this year. Read about all those and more below. Read More »