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Universal Fast Tracks Anna Kendrick-Led PITCH PERFECT 3

Variety reports that Universal has moved up the release date of PITCH PERFECT 3, starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. The studio had originally announced an August 4th, 2017 release date, but has fast tracked the film to theaters with a new date of July 21, 2017.

Kay Cannon is set to pen the script for the project which will once again be helmed by Elizabeth Banks. The original film, based on Mickey Rapkin's book "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory," grossed $113 million worldwide in 2012, while its sequel,"Pitch Perfect 2" more than doubled that, grossing $286 million worldwide to date.

Check out a clip from PITCH PERFECT 2 below:

Anna Kendrick is known for her roles in the films PITCH PERFECT, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, KEND 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. The actress was recently seen as 'Cinderella' in the big-screen adaptation ofStephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS and just announced she'll be writing a collection of funny essays for Touchstone.

An accomplished theatre vet, 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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

Image: Pitch Perfect 2 Official Site

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