It looks like cameras are already rolling on Pitch Perfect 2! Star Rebel Wilson just posted the below image to her Twitter feed, revealing that, in addition to the previously-announced Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle, Alexis Knapp and Hana Mae Lee are set to reprise their roles from the original. Joining newcomers Hailee Steinfeld and Katey Sagal is Teen Beach Movie star Chrissie Fit. Check out the new shot the Barden Bellas below!
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 Circle’s Scott Niemeyer will executive produce and Kay Cannon is co-producing with Gold Circle’s Jeff Levine. Universal’s 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.