8 items from 2015
Following the success of helming “Pitch Perfect 2,” Elizabeth Banks is set to return as the director of the next installment in the Universal and Circle of Confusion musical-comedy, sources tell Variety.
Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson have already closed deals to return, with Kay Cannon on board to pen the script. The studio recently dated the film to bow on Aug. 4, 2017, but at the time Banks was weighing other projects to direct and hadn’t committed to return.
The multi-hyphenate is currently attached to helm Uni’s “Red Queen” adaptation and Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, but both films are still in development.
The 2012 original grossed $113 million worldwide, while “Pitch Perfect 2″ has more than doubled that, grossing $286 million worldwide to date on a $29 million budget.
- Justin Kroll
“Pitch Perfect 2 is a sweet, funny bit of fluff that never hits a sour note!” said Jim Batts in his review for one of the best movies of 2015.
The high-spirited sequel to the movie that sparked a worldwide phenomenon is coming to Digital HD on September 1st and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand September 22 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Pitch Perfect 2 is packed with more original musical arrangements, memorable one-liners and offbeat romance as the original’s most beloved characters fight to regain their former glory on a worldwide stage facing off against the toughest competition on the planet. Hysterical behind-the-scenes bonus features, never-before-seen deleted footage, all-new musical performances and a hilarious gag reel make Pitch Perfect 2 a must own on Blu-ray™ and DVD. »
- Movie Geeks
Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have already closed deals to return, with Kay Canon on board to pen the script. Elizabeth Banks helmed “Pitch Perfect 2,” but as of now no director is attached to this installment.
The 2012 original grossed $113 million worldwide, while “Pitch Perfect 2″ has more than doubled that, grossing $282 million worldwide to date on a $29 million budget. Universal has already dated the third installment for July 21, 2017.
Snow can currently be seen on the DirectTV series “Full Circle.” She is repped by Wme, »
- Justin Kroll
“Pitch Perfect 2″ has grossed $260 million worldwide in a month. Kendrick celebrated the news on Instagram on Monday.
Universal and Gold Circle began moving toward a third film a week ago when it launched negotiations with screenwriter Kay Cannon to return.
Cannon wrote the first two films, which have been solid hits for Universal. The 2012 original grossed $113 million worldwide, while “Pitch Perfect 2″ has more than doubled that.
The original film was adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s book “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory.” The sequel was directed and produced by Elizabeth Banks and starred Kendrick, Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp and Banks. »
- Dave McNary
They're back, pitches — again. That's right, Universal is moving forward with "Pitch Perfect 3" after hauling over $250 million worldwide for the second installment now in theaters. THR reports that Universal and Gold Circle are in negotiations to reunite with screenwriter Kay Cannon, who first adapted Mickey Rapkin's "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory" for the 2012 original. This was inevitable given the smash success of both films, which were made relatively on the cheap. Whether or not Elizabeth Banks will return to direct the third film remains up in the air. Watch: Elizabeth Banks on Directing "Pitch Perfect" Sequel, Saving Brian Wilson as "Love & Mercy" Hero Melinda Ledbetter (Exclusive Video) Cannon turned to writing, as many performers do, when her acting career wasn't taking off. The Second City improv star was discovered and mentored by Tina Fey on "30 Rock" when she was married to her »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
Cannon wrote the first two films, which have been solid hits for Universal. The 2012 original grossed $113 million worldwide, while “Pitch Perfect 2″ has hauled in $250 million worldwide.
The original film was adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s book “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory.” The sequel was directed and produced by Elizabeth Banks and starred Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp and Banks.
The project is at the early stages. Universal has not set a director or date for “Pitch Perfect 3,” and it’s uncertain which cast members will return.
Cannon worked as a writer and producer for the NBC series “30 Rock” and is a co-executive producer and writer on “New Girl.” She is repped by Wme. »
- Dave McNary
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated sequel “Pitch Perfect 2” starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson!
“Pitch Perfect 2,” which opens on May 15, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Alexis Knapp, Anna Camp and Hana Mae Lee from director Elizabeth Banks and writer Kay Cannon based on characters by Mickey Rapkin.
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The Bellas take on the world in a new television promo for Pitch Perfect 2.
The disgraced Bellas have one shot at regaining their past glory, but only if they can triumph over the best a capella groups from across the globe.
Banks is also producing and directing the sequel, with the first film's screenwriter Kay Cannon on board as well.
8 items from 2015
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