Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ sequel, the new comedy is expected to release in May of this year. Starring Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine and Anna Camp, the film is one of the largest comedies premiering this summer, and a new trailer highlights the drama that the Barden Bellas will face in the new installment.
Joining Kendrick and Wilson on screen will be Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee and Hailee Steinfeld; with John Michael Higgins, Katey Sagal and Elizabeth Banks featured as well. Directing the second film this year is Elizabeth Banks herself, working from a script written by Kay Cannon and based off the popular book written by Mickey Rapkin. In the follow-up to 2012’s musical sensation, the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won.
Paul Brooks, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman are attached as producers on the film, with Scott Niemeyer and Jason Moore serving as executive producers. Fans of Anna Kendrick can see her perform at the 87th Oscars this year. It was confirmed by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (the producers of the Oscars) that Kendrick would be making a special presentation on Sunday, February 22, when the Academy Awards are shown live on ABC. “Out of the woods and on to the Oscar stage, Anna will be performing something special that is sure to be an ‘Only on the Oscars’ moment.” says Zadan and Meron.
Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in the 2009 film “Up in the Air.” Her other film credits include “Into the Woods” (2014), “Pitch Perfect” (2012) and the “Twilight” film series. In 1998, at the age of 12, Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for “High Society.” She will star in the films “The Last Five Years,” “The Hollars,” and of course “Pitch Perfect 2” when it debuts on May 15, 2015.