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Since first appearing in Jeffrey Blitz’s fictional film directorial debut, “Rocket Science,” Anna Kendrick has proved herself to be a strong supporting playing in films as varied as the “Twilight” franchise, “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” and “Up In The Air.” She’s now finally stepping into a leading lady role with the comedy “Pitch Perfect.”

The first trailer for the film, based on the book written by Mickey Rapkin and helmed by veteran TV director Jason Moore, has been released and shows a change of direction for the actress. She stars as Beca, a girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into an a-capella group. When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional »

- Cain Rodriguez

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