Director, producer and star Elizabeth Banks today revealed the latest addition to the cast of Pitch Perfect 2: Katey Sagal, best known for television shows like “Married with Children” and “Futurama,” will play the mother Hailee Steinfeld’s character. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow have also been confirmed to reprise their roles from the 2012 original.
Sagal is currently touring with her band in support of her latest CD, “Covered.” She can also be heard on the new NBC series “A to Z”. Currently, she stars in her Golden Globe-winning role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX drama “Sons of Anarchy,” which will begin its seventh season in September.
The original Pitch Perfect grossed more than $115 million worldwide on a $17 million budget and was one of the top-performing DVD & VOD titles of 2013. The Pitch Perfect soundtrack recently went platinum with over 1 million units sold. The single Cups is nearly triple platinum with combined sales of a little less than 3 million units sold. The soundtrack is also the #18 bestselling soundtrack of all time (ahead of Sound of Music, Yellow Submarine & The Great Gatsby); it is also the bestselling soundtrack in digital history, having recently surpassed Twilight.
Kay Cannon, who penned the original Pitch Perfect, is writing the screenplay for the sequel. Paul Brooks will return to produce for Gold Circle Films alongside Banks and Max Handelman for their Brownstone Productions shingle. Gold Circles Scott Niemeyer will executive produce and Kay Cannon is co-producing with Gold Circles Jeff Levine. Universals co-president of production Peter Cramer, who oversaw production on the first film, will return for Pitch Perfect 2.
Entering production this month, Pitch Perfect 2 is set for release on May 15, 2015.