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In a turn of events that can only be described as aca-obvious, Universal has firmed up plans for Pitch Perfect 3 by setting the new installment for release on July 21, 2017.
It was previously revealed that scribe Kay Cannon was returning to pen the threequel, and now it’s confirmed that she’s not the only familiar franchise player in the mix. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have both signed on to star as Beca Mitchell and Fat Amy (respectively) in the new entry, maintaining their status as the main faces of the series.
This was not a sure thing, due to the fact that (Pitch Perfect 2 Spoiler) Kendrick and Wilson’s characters graduated college at the end of the second installment, leaving new Bella recruit Emily (Hailee Steinfeld) to recruit a new generation of a cappella performers. How they’ll be involved this time is being kept under wraps. (End »
- Isaac Feldberg
“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
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
Film finance and production company Sculptor Media has been formed to finance and produce independent commercial film and television projects, starting with the thriller “Urge,” starring Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene (“Twilight”), and Alexis Knapp (“Pitch Perfect 2”).
Sculptor’s CEO Warren Goz made the announcement Tuesday. Based in New York City and Los Angeles, Goz said Sculptor has been newly funded by an unnamed New York City-based private equity firm, which is providing single picture film finance.
Eric Gold is the head of development and production and based in Los Angeles.
“Urge,” currently in post-production, is directed and co-written by Aaron Kaufman and produced by Goz, Gold and Andrew Mann. The film was shot in New York City and follows a group of young friends who, during an island holiday, experiment with a new designer drug that perilously diminishes one’s ability to control destructive urges.
Goz co-founded Grand »
- Dave McNary
Warren Goz will serve as CEO at the New York and Los Angeles-based film and TV finance and production venture backed by an unnamed private equity source from New York.
Sculptor will get the benefit of an exclusive single-picture finance partnership with its backer, which according to a press release manages assets nearing $1bn.
Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene and Alexis Knapp star in the designer drug thriller that is in post. Aaron Kaufman wrote and directed and Goz and Gold produce with Andrew Mann. The film shot in New York City and Fortitude International handles international sales.
“Employing our team’s considerable financing and production experience, Sculptor Media will produce and/or finance cast and genre-driven independent films and television,” Goz and Gold said in a joint statement.
“As activist »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
To celebrate the return of the Barden Bellas and the mammoth $69.2 million opening weekend for Elizabeth Banks’ Pitch Perfect 2, Wamg is giving away the Soundtrack CD and Run-Of-Engagement passes (good for 2) at St. Louis area Wehrenberg Theaters.
The soundtrack sang out at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set debuted atop the list. The album, which was released on May 12 through Universal Music Enterprises, moved 107,000 units in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music.
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- Movie Geeks
Following a blockbuster weekend where Pitch Perfect 2 beat out Mad Max: Fury Road and topped the Us box office with $70.3 million (and around $108 million worldwide), talk has of course turned to a sequel. In an interview with Collider, director Elizabeth Banks was very open about the idea of Pitch Perfect 3, so long as the second movie performs well.
“It would be disingenuous to say that no one’s talking about a Pitch Perfect 3,” she said.”We are really focused on getting as many butts in seats for this one. If fans embrace it, we are going to seriously think about what the continuing journey would look like, but we don’t know what that is yet. I don’t know what the story of the third one is yet. So I can’t say… but I’m excited to delve in and figure it out.”
One would think with »
- Luke Owen
Universal Pictures released their new comedy flick, "Pitch Perfect 2," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was fantastic, serving up even more great performances, laughs and more. It stars: Brittany Snow, Anna Kendrick, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine, Hailee Steinfeld, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle, and Hana Mae Lee. In the new flick, the plot reveals that Beca (Anna Kendrick) has led the Barden Bellas to three more Acapella college championships, bumping up the timeline to Beca's senior year. They're a really hot group now, performing for various other events. However, they end up getting into major trouble when Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) has a major wardrobe malfunction that ends with her showing her vagina to the whole world, including the President Of The United States. From there, the Bellas end up getting suspended from all competitions and recruiting activities. »
- Andre Braddox
Now playing in theaters is Elizabeth Banks’ directorial debut, Pitch Perfect 2, and it’s making serious bank at the box office. As many of you know, the sequel stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Katey Segal, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen and Flula Borg and it’s about the Barden Bellas trying to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more on the film, here are some images, clips, Matt’s review, 25 things to know about the film, and all our previous coverage. At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Elizabeth Banks. She talked about filming the sequel in Louisiana, how she wasn’t nervous on the first day of filming, her first cut of the film, deleted scenes, what will be on the Blu-ray, her memorable moment »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Ben Platt, Skylar Astin, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Adam Devine, Katey Sagal, Ben Platt, Chrissie Fit, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Flula Borg, John Michael Higgins | Written by Kay Cannon | Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Given the fact that the first film was such a success with audiences across the globe, in particular inspiring people across the world to recreate Anna Kendrick’s cups song on post the videos on YouTube, it’s not surprising that a sequel to Pitch Perfect was in order. But where to take the story? After all the first film was – if we’re honest – little more than a cash-in on the Glee/mash-up craze of the time. And on top of that the first movie had a finite ending as the Barden Bellas found success in the A Capella National Championships… So there »
- Phil Wheat
Universal Pictures released their new comedy film, "Pitch Perfect 2," into theaters today, May 15th,2015, and all the top,major critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that most of them were fond of it, giving it an overall 67 score out of a possible 100 across 31 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Brittany Snow, Anna Kendrick, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine, Hailee Steinfeld, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle and Hana Mae Lee. We've supplied blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a very nice 83 score, stating: "PP2 sometimes feels less like a movie than a two-hour episode of Glee ghostwritten by Amy Schumer; jokes fly like they’re being shot from T-shirt guns at a gonzo pep rally, and not all of them stick the landing." Betsy Sharkey over at the Los Angeles Times, »
With Pitch Perfect 2 set for release this Friday, Screen Junkies have given the Honest Trailer treatment to the original smash hit musical comedy, which you can watch right here…
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 here
See Also: Check out previous Honest Trailers here
Pitch Perfect 2 is set for release on May 15th, with a cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Adam DeVine, Kelley Jakle, Chrissie Fit, Hailee Steinfeld, Katey Sagal and Elizabeth Banks, who also directs.
- Gary Collinson
A few years ago, a musical comedy of sorts came almost out of nowhere to become a hit. It was Pitch Perfect, a film that managed to defy minimal expectations and forge not just a hit single (Cups), but also now a movie franchise. Yes, this weekend Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters, riding high on fan excitement after the last one made over $100 million worldwide on a budget of merely $17 million. This time around, the now franchise has loftier goals, but if the early buzz is to be believed (I see it later on tonight), this one is just as good, if not better. If so, we’ll have the rare female-centric franchise out there to combat the many testosterone laced ones already in the marketplace. In case you didn’t see the first one, this is a music-filled comedy about The Bellas, the all-girls singing group at Barden University. »
- Joey Magidson
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.
To win your free “Pitch Perfect 2” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!
Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
If you haven’t already seen The Flickering Myth Movie Show episode 3, here’s a passive aggressive reminder. It’s, like, totally been live since Sunday. Check it out.
Simply Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 31st May. UK readers only, please. And by entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here. The winner will be announced in next month’s episode.
Here’s a little synopsis of the episode itself:
In the May edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we go trailer crazy, disecting and discussing the latest teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and having an alternative »
- Oli Davis
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One of the summer’s most surefire hits is Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2, which will reunite the Barden Bellas as they take their a cappella talents to new heights in hopes of regaining fame and popularity after a humiliating wardrobe malfunction in front of none other than the President of the United States. Back for more pitch-slapping mayhem are stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp and Brittany Snow, and the sequel also adds a new Bella in the form of Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit).
A new batch of images has ended up online today, showcasing most of the principal cast and reminding us that Elizabeth Banks is not only starring in but also directing this follow-up. Will the first-time helmer be able to deliver another chapter that rivals the fist-pumping charms of Jason Moore’s original? The jury’s still out on that one, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Is Elizabeth Banks going to wind up being an aca-mazing first-time feature director and deliver a Pitch Perfect sequel that's just as much of a blast as Jason Moore's original? Admittedly, I'm on the fence, but that's not stopping me from counting down the days until Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters. We've got a whole batch of new Pitch Perfect 2 pictures that Universal just released below and, in case you missed it, you can click here to watch eight clips from the film as well. The studio's memo about the new images also included a little detail about an app called Heads Up!, a game that challenges players to guess a word on a flashcard. It's fun, super addicting and now it's got a Pitch Perfect-themed deck of cards. Who wants to play? Pitch Perfect 2 is due in theaters on May 15th and stars Anna Kendrick, »
- Perri Nemiroff
“Chewie, we’re back for Episode 3 of the Flickering Myth Movie Show.”
In the May edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we go trailer crazy, disecting and discussing the latest teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and having an alternative look at the cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
We’re also looking at the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Who is in the new line-up? How many more gems does Thanos need for his funky gauntlet? What can we now expect leading into Captain America: Civil War?
And if that wasn’t enough Marvel fun, our very own Luke Owen sits down with Daredevil star Charlie Cox to chat about the Avengers, who he’d like the Man Without Fear to team up with and what can we expect from the just-announced Season 2.
As always, »
- Oli Davis
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?
These new clips also introduce Hailee Steinfeld as the new »
The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.
The movie stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, John Hodgman, Jason Jones, Joe Lo Truglio, Reggie Watts with John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks.
Pitch Perfect 2 opens nationwide Friday, May 15th.
Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win passes (Good for 2) to the advance screening of Pitch Perfect 2 on May 12th at 7Pm in the St. Louis area.
We will contact the winners by email.
Answer the following:
What is the name of the Bellas’ all-male rival group in the original 2012 musical comedy? »
- Movie Geeks
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