Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson Set for PITCH PERFECT 2

Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson Set for PITCH PERFECT 2

Universal Pictures has just confirmed to that both Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will return for the sequel to the surprise hit 2012 musical comedy PITCH PERFECT. Elizabeth Banks is set to direct, with Kay Cannon also returning to pen the script.

PITCH PERFECT 2 hits theaters on May 15, 2015.

In PITCH PERFECT, when Beca leads this acoustic singing group out of their traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mashups, they fight to climb their way to the top of college music competitions. This could wind up either the coolest thing they'll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both. The Pitch Perfect ensemble includes Kendrick (Twilight, Up in the Air), Anna Camp (The Help), Brittany Snow (Hairspray) and Wilson (Bridesmaids, Bachelorette).

Kendrick is known for her roles in such films as The Company You Keep, End of Watch, The Twilight Saga, Scott Pilgrim Saves the World, ParaNorman and 50/50. In 2010, Kendrick starred opposite George Clooney and Jason Bateman in the film Up in the Air, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.

Kendrick will soon be seen as Cinderella in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. An accomplished theater veteran, Kendrick made her Broadway debut in the 1997 production of High Society, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Kendrick's additional theater work includes A Little Night Music, My Favorite Broadway/The Leading Ladies: Live at Carnegie Hall and Broadway workshops of Jane Eyre and The Little Princess. Earlier this year, Kendrick's hit song "Cups (When I'm Gone)," from The Pitch Perfect soundtrack, climbed into to the Top 10 on Billboard's Adult Pop Song chart.

Wilson, who just joined NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3, has previously been featured in PITCH PERFECT, BRIDESMAIDS, and BACHELORETTE.

She is currently starring in ABC's SUPER FUN NIGHT for ABC and was recently seen in STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, written by Chris Colfer.

Photo by Walter McBride

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