Universal Pictures sets a new Pitch Perfect 3 release date as Girl Trip takes its July 2017 slot
Although the Pitch Perfect 3 release date was originally scheduled for July 21, 2017, Universal Pictures has updated their release calendar and have now set another female fronted comedy, director Malcolm Lee’s Girl Trip, for release on that date. The Pitch Perfect 3 release date has moved a few months later with the musical comedy sequel now scheduled to debut in theaters December 22, 2017.
Anna Kendrick, Britanny Snow and Rebel Wilson have already been confirmed to headline the returning cast of Pitch Perfect 3, which also has Elizabeth Banks returning to direct. Additional talent is expected to be confirmed in the near future. Pitch Perfect 2 also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle and Hana Mae Lee.
Kay Cannon, who scripted the first two franchise entries, is working on the script for the third film. An Emmy-nominated writer and actress with a heavy improv background, Cannon is also known for her work on NBC‘s 30 Rock and FOX‘s New Girl.
Pitch Perfect 3 will be produced by series fixtures Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions.
Girl Trip, meanwhile, hails from producer Will Packer (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises) and follows four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. There, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, will executive produce.
The new Pitch Perfect 3 release date will see the film open opposite The Croods 2, The Six Billion Dollar Man and an Untitled Warner Bros. Comedy. Girl Trip, meanwhile, will open opposite Luc Besson’s science fiction adventure, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the animated family film Ferdinand, and Christopher Nolan’s World War II thriller Dunkirk.