It was recently announced that “Pitch Perfect” is going to get a sequel! As far as we know it’s gonna go out in 2015. Anna and Brittany Snow are both confirmed to be in it.
This second verse is scheduled to land in mid-2015, Universal Pictures announced Tuesday (April 16) during its presentation at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas (and reported by the industry paper Variety). It’s unclear if the sequel will return to Baton Rouge to shoot or who, if any, of the original cast will return. Screenwriter Kay Cannon, however, reportedly has been brought on to pen the sequel.
Financially, the move is something of a no-brainer. The original film — directed by Jason Moore — cost an estimated $17 million to make, which it parlayed into $113 million at the box office, with another $90 million, and counting, in the home video market.
It also has become something of a sensation among younger audiences. Not only did star Rebel Wilson lead a “Pitch Perfect” reunion at last weekend’s MTV Movie Awards, but the film’s soundtrack reportedly has sold more than 600,000 copies, and a kicked-up version of its song “Cups (When I’m Gone)” — in which Anna Kendrick trades the Mardi Gras cups from the movie for restaurant cups — has been getting robust online play.