Aca- awesome! Pitch Perfect 3 has been confirmed with lead stars Anna Kendrick and Fat Amy, aka Rebel Wilson, revealing they have signed up for the highly profitable franchise.Actress Anna Kendrick, who plays the moody yet endearing Beca Mitchell, took to Instagram to break the news that the third film is happening, with a release date set for summer 2017.
The 29-year-old star will be reteaming with the fabulous Rebel Wilson as well as Elizabeth Banks, who not only stars as the hilariously honest and catty judge but is also a producer of the franchise.
All three stars used social media to make the exciting announcements of their contract renewals, with Rebel also apologising for almost prematurely leaking the news of the a new film.
While the second installment of the a cappella hit was Elizabeth’s feature directorial debut, she is yet to confirm if she will be directing the third movie – the first film was directed by Jason Moore, who is directing this year’s predicted Christmas blockbuster Sisters starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
For those who have been living under a rock for the past few years, Pitch Perfect, which launched in 2012, is a college comedy with lots of singing – a grunge/street version of Glee if you will – with different groups, with varying personalities, battling it out with their voices to win a prestigious music competition.
The film was an instant hit and fast became a cult classic. As such the recently released Pitch Perfect 2 has already raked in nearly US$260 million in the global box office.
We’re so excited about the Aca-trilogy!
The third movie already has a release date of July 21, 2017, as confirmed on the Pitch Perfect Facebook page.