Let's hear it for the Bellas and Benji! Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are officially returning to star in Pitch Perfect 2! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ladies will reprise their roles as Beca and Fat Amy, respectively, in the sequel. Additionally, in an exclusive interview with Broadway.com, The Book of Mormon's Ben Platt confirmed that he'll also "be involved to some extent" in the upcoming movie. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2 will hit theaters on May 15, 2015. More casting news will be announced soon.
Plot details for Pitch Perfect 2 haven't been revealed, but the original film’s screenwriter Kay Cannon is returning to write the screenplay for the sequel. The original film, which also starred Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp and Brittany Snow, focused on a freshman (Kendrick) at Barden University who found herself joining an all-girls a cappella group and competing in campus competitions. Pitch Perfect grossed $113 million worldwide and launched Kendrick's hit single "Cups," which went on to sell 2.5 million downloads in the U.S.
Kendrick, who received a Tony nod at age 12 for her role in High Society and an Oscar nod for 2009's Up in the Air, is one of the busiest people in Hollywood at the moment. She has six movies set to be released this year, including The Last Five Years, Into the Woods, The Voices, Life After Beth, Happy Christmas and Get a Job. Wilson is the star of ABC's Super Fun Night and will soon be seen in Night at the Museum 3 and heard in Kung Fu Panda 3. Platt is currently starring as Elder Cunningham in the Tony Award-winning The Book of Mormon.
Now go ahead and watch the aca-mazing Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Ben Platt showing off their vocal goods in clips from Pitch Perfect below!