Skylar Astin is in negotiations to reprise his role as Jesse in the Universal Pictures musical sequel Pitch Perfect 2

The actor revealed way back in December 2012 that he was meeting with Universal Pictures about the sequel, but we never heard that he was in negotiations to return until now. If a deal is finalized, he will be back as the a cappella coach who Beca (Anna Kendrick) falls for in Pitch Perfect.

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Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Camp and Adam DeVine reprise their roles from Pitch Perfect, with Hailee Steinfeld coming on board for the sequel, playing a character that could headline future sequels. Katey Sagal is also joining the cast.

Elizabeth Banks is directing from a script by Kay Cannon, with rehearsals already taking place.

Skylar Astin most recently starred in 21 & Over and the TBS series Ground Floor, which was picked up for a second season in March.