Last week, Universal Pictures confirmed that Pitch Perfect 3 is moving forward, with Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2) returning to write the script. Today, the studio has handed out a July 21, 2017 release date for the follow-up. Franchise stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson also confirm that they will return as Beca and Fat Amy.
The sequel will go up against an untitled animated comedy from 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation and Blue Sky in its new date, which also comes one week after Planet of the Apes 3 and one week before Spider-Man. Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks is returning to produce, but it isn't known if she will come back to direct as well. The filmmaker may not even be available, since she signed on to direct the young adult fantasy adaptation Red Queen last week.Read More
Anna Kendrick needs a little confidence in the first of four clips for Pitch Perfect 2, and it seems that her co-star Rebel Wilson has more then enough to spare. The Barden Bellas are back this summer in one of the seasons most anticipated sequels. Not only do we get a special sneak peek with these four funny and inspired scenes, we also get to go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew.
Elizabeth Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, while also reprising her fan-favorite role as an a' cappella judge. In this latest look at the set, she shows how challenging it was to balance both jobs at the same time. We also get to see the Barden Bellas reunite as they strive for world dominance at the global a' cappella championships. Will they win or lose?Read More
Anna Kendrick has finalized a deal to star alongside Zac Efron and her Pitch Perfect co-star Adam DeVine in 20th Century Fox's upcoming comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Zac Efron and Adam DeVine will play the title characters, two hard-partying and immature brothers who place an ad seeking wedding dates. They soon realize that their ad has gone viral.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anna Kendrick is playing a "wild child with a romantic heart" who gets paired up with Zac Efron's character. Mike and Dave both soon become aware that their dates are not only more immature than they are, but they can also out-party the siblings. The other brother's date has yet to be cast.Read More
Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in the 2009 film Up in the Air. Her other film credits include Into the Woods (2014), Pitch Perfect (2012) and the Twilight film series. In 1998, at the age of 12, Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for "High Society." She will star in the films The Last Five Years, The Hollars, and Pitch Perfect 2 later this year.
The 87th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.Read More
Just one week after the first trailer debuted for The Last Five Years, RADiUS-TWC has released the first poster. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan star as a young couple whose five-year-relationship unfolds in writer-director Richard LaGravenese's romance, which was acquired by RADiUS-TWC back in September. There are two sides to every love story, as you can see in several images from this couple's five-year relationship on the new one-sheet.
The Last Five Years by Tony award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. Its beautiful pop music score portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and it's consequences on individual identity.Read More
Director Rob Marshall, known for his Best Picture winner Chicago, returns to the musical genre this Christmas with Disney's Into the Woods. Based on the Stephen Sondheim Broadway production of the same name, this fairy tale will obviously feature numerous musical numbers, one of which being "On the Steps of the Palace," sung by Anna Kendrick's Cinderella. Disney has released the full song for fans to check out, before the official soundtrack debuts on December 15.
"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Part of Cinderella's story involves her affections for the Prince (Chris Pine), which is showcased in this song.Read More