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Steinfeld, who was nominated for an Oscar for her breakout role in True Grit (2010) when she was just 14, will be a new member of the Barden Bellas, the a cappella singing group at the center of the first film. Steinfeld announced the news on Twitter, sharing an official Pitch Perfect photo welcoming her to the cast.
It's official and I'm So excited!!!!!!!!!!#PitchPerfect2 pic.twitter.com/FP2ac06skp
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) April 30, 2014
@HaileeSteinfeld Welcome to the Barden Bellas! Now lace up your dancing shoes, and get »
Hailee Steinfeld has signed on to join the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, as the first high-profile addition to this ensemble that already features Pitch Perfect stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow.
Although no specific character details were given, Variety reports that if this sequel does as well as the original, Hailee Steinfeld will take over as franchise star. Pitch Perfect was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2012, taking in $115 million worldwide from just a $17 million budget, while the soundtrack sold over 1 million copies.
Elizabeth Banks is directing the sequel, while also returning to reprise her role as Gail from the original. She is working from a script by Kay Cannon, although no story details have been confirmed at this time. It isn't known exactly when shooting will begin, but star Rebel Wilson sent out a photo from the first day of rehearsals last week, so it »
Hana Mae Lee, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Brittany Snow and Kelley Jakle have gathered for the first day of Pitch Perfect 2 A cappella boot camp, where they will be rehearsing their musical numbers for this anticipated sequel. Not pictured is Anna Kendrick, the star of the original hit. Don't worry, she's just not there yet, but she will be reprising her role as Beca. Check out the Barden Bellas as they get their vocal chords back in shape.
"A cappella boot camp is now in session. Day 1 of #PitchPerfect2 rehearsals!"
1st day of PP2 rehearsals! @EsterDean@Brittanysnow@kelleyjakle@AlexisKnapp@hanamaelee@ElizabethBanks x pic.twitter.com/hgiElAUHjh
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) April 22, 2014
Elizabeth Banks is directing, as well as co-starring, in this sequel to the hit 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect. The story will follow Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick's characters Beca and Fat Amy through their university graduation. »
The Carrie Diaries co-star Katie Findlay has been cast in ABC drama pilot How To Get Away With Murder starring Viola Davis, written by Pete Nowalk and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. The sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor (Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. Findlay will play Rebecca, the edgy, pierced neighbor to struggling law student Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), who become entangled in the murder saga that shakes their university. For Findlay, the casting is formally in second position to Carrie Diaries, which is unlikely to get a third season. She is repped by Russ Mortensen at Pacific Artists Management and Thruline. Pitch Perfect‘s Utkarsh Ambudkar has been added to Love Is Relative, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot from writer Dan Mazer, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
4 items from 2014
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