Hailee Steinfeld is Singing with the Barden Bellas in 'Pitch Perfect 2'
by Ethan Anderton
April 30, 2014
We're still not sure just what the story is for the gestating Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the surprise a capella comedy hit from 2012, but we at least have one new cast member joining the mix. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are all reprising their roles, and now the film's official Twitter has just revealed that True Grit and Ender's Game star Hailee Steinfeld will be joining the champion Barden Bellas for the Universal sequel. If you don't recall, we learned earlier this year that the original film's producing and supporting actress Elizabeth Banks has been set to make her directorial debut. More below!
Here's the photo that the Pitch Perfect Twitter sent out announcing Hailee Steinfeld's casting:
And a photo from co-star Rebel Wilson on Twitter showing off some of the returning cast at rehearsal:
Variety adds that Pitch Perfect 2 might set up Steinfeld to take over the franchise as the lead if the sequel does well enough to warrant a Pitch Perfect 3. Steinfeld is a great actress, but I'm not sure some fans of the original will be as interested if Anna Kendrick doesn't stay in the lead role. Obviously, she can't stay in college forever though, so if Universal is that desperate to keep the franchise alive, then they'll have someone to at least attempt to keep it alive. We're certainly interested to see how Pitch Perfect 2 turns out, but comedy sequels are a hard beast to tame, and we're not sure if another sequel after this will be needed.