Anna Kendrick Readies PITCH PERFECT 'Cups' For Radio

Anna Kendrick Readies PITCH PERFECT 'Cups' For RadioGenre-redefining movie musical PITCH PERFECT may already have been released in movie theaters and is now out on DVD and Blu-ray, but the momentum for the Cult hit is growing still - a radio single from the soundtrack is on the way, featuring breakout star Anna Kendrick!

Yes, Broadway and Hollywood crossover star Anna Kendrick's performance of "Cups" - a reworked cover of "Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone)" by Lulu and The Lampshades - will be released officially to radio, in a slightly altered version, as a single, on March 26.

Of course, Anna Kendrick will also be starring in another movie musical later this year, as it was just announced last week that she has been confirmed for the lead role of Cathy in the stage-to-screen adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's beloved Off-Broadway two-hander THE LAST FIVE YEARS, to co-star Jeremy Jordan, so this will only add to her movie musical momentum in 2013.

All Access confirms the release here.

Kendrick has appeared on Broadway in the Cole Porter revue HIGH SOCIETY, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, and also notable to theatre fans for her work in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with the New York City Opera and in the film musical CAMP.

The viral video hit is a witty, sweetly winking take on the indie earworm tune, with newly added xylophone and background instrumentation on the radio single version.

View the original PITCH PERFECT performance of "Cups" first, then check out the single version below.


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