Universal Pictures has confirmed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today that Pitch Perfect 2 is officially in the works. Kay Cannon, who wrote the screenplay for Pitch Perfect, has been brought on to write the sequel.
Pitch Perfect starred Anna Kendrick as a college freshman, who transforms an all-girls A cappella singing group into a school sensation. Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, and Alexis Knapp also starred in the original, which earned over $113 million worldwide, from just a $17 million budget.
"I think that I am willing to do anything. I like to collaborate. If my voice will be heard, than I will do some research and think about it. There are definitely times where I am listening to the radio, and I think, 'That would be awesome. I would love to sing that.' It's this weird karaoke fantasy that I might someday get to live out on the big screen. Then again, I know there are so many politics in that decision-making. Also relevance. If we film this next year, and it doesn't come out for another year and a half, will that song still be popular? Will it be over played? I think they did such a perfect job. The music landed so perfectly when it came out the first time, I can't imagine, if the same people are involved, that lightening won't strike twice. I will sing whatever they want me to sing."
No director has been confirmed for the follow-up.