Ding dong the pitch isn’t dead! Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will be back for the third installment in the Pitch Perfect franchise.
Word is Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment, Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions are all coming back to produce the flick. Also, Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two installments, is currently going through negotiations to return and write the third film. It hasn’t been decided yet whether or not Banks will return to the director’s chair this time around .
Pitch Perfect 2, directed by Banks, opened in May to strong success at the box office, taking in $259.7 million worldwide to date. The first installment in the acapella franchise earned $115.4 million worldwide. The series stars Kendrick, Wilson and Brittany Snow, and the second film added Hailee Steinfeld as an important new member of the group.
It also looks like the movie will dominate at the box office because the only other film currently slated for release on July 21, 2017 is an untitled DreamWorks animation project.
I can’t wait to see what hijinks the a cappella group get up to and what musical greatness they will bestow on us.