Casting Confirmation – Skylar Astin is Returning as Jesse for “Pitch Perfect 2”

Aca-amazing! Pitch Perfect actor Ben Platt recently tweeted an on-set photo of him and co-star Skylar Astin in Treblemaker costumes! As Entertainment Weekly and Deadline are reporting, this means that Astin is indeed involved in the sequel and his character Jesse will be returning!

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Unfortunately, there are no major plot or character details for the awaited sequel, but we do know a lot about the current cast. Haliee Steinfeld is the newest member of the Barden Bellas and Katey Sagal will be playing her mom. Plus, the majority of the original cast will also be returning including Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, and Alexis Knapp.

Are you excited that Jesse will be returning for the sequel? What do you think this means for the storyline?

Sources:  TwitterEntertainment Weekly and Deadline

Casting News – Katey Sagal Officially Joins “Pitch Perfect 2”

Elizabeth Banks announced on her website this morning that actress Katey Sagal has officially joined the cast of Pitch Perfect 2! In the announcement, Banks explains that Sagal will be playing Hailee Steinfeld’s mom.

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(Photo via ElizabethBanks.com)

There are no other character details available yet, but we do know Steinfeld’s character is the newest member of the Barden Bella’s. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, and Alexis Knapp will be returning to the franchise. Plus, actresses Shelley Regner, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, and Kelley Jakle will also be reprising their roles!

What do you think of this casting choice? Do you think Sagal’s character will be the typical “show mom”? Let us know what you think and Stay tuned for more news about this anticipated sequel as production continues!

Sources: ElizabethBanks.com and IMDbPro

Casting News – Adam DeVine to Return for “Pitch Perfect 2”

Production on Pitch Perfect 2 is starting to pick up and it was recently announced that Hailee Steinfeld has joined the cast for the awaited sequel. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Adam DeVine will be returning as his character Bumper.

Right now there is no confirmation that Bumper’s Treblemakers will also be making a return to challenge the Barden Bellas. However, bringing back this fan-favorite character seems to suggest this might be the case. 

Image Credit: Peter Iovino (via Entertainment Weekly)
Image Credit: Peter Iovino (via Entertainment Weekly)

Elizabeth Banks will direct, produce, and possibly star in the sequel with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow all set to reprise their roles. Pitch Perfect 2 will sing and dance it’s way into theaters on May 15, 2015. Stay tuned for more news as production continues!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Comic-Con 2013 – “Entertainment Weekly” Star Portraits from Day One

Comic-Con 2013 is is full swing in San Diego and the stars have been attending the first panels of the festival. Stars from Divergent, Ender’s Game, Intelligence, Teen Wolf, Psych, The To Do List, Hannibal, and several more casts of popular movies and television shows visited the Entertainment Weekly photo studio.

The portraits from day one are beautifully photographed and it looks like all the stars visiting the studio were having a great time taking the photos! Take a look in the gallery below:

Shailene Woodley and Theo James from "Divergent"
Shailene Woodley and Theo James from “Divergent”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Production Developments – Sequels in the Works for “Pitch Perfect” and “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Universal Pictures is always a very busy studio between developing new projects and promoting projects that will be reaching audiences in theaters. Today, at CinemaCon studio chairman Adam Fogelson announced a few exciting things about sequels for Pitch Perfect and Snow White and the Huntsman. 

First, it was announced that a sequel for Pitch Perfect is officially under development and the studio is hoping for a 2015 release date. Pitch Perfect starred Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hanna Mae Lee, Elizabeth Banks, and Ben Platt and was directed by Jason Moore. As of right now there is no official word on if these cast members or Moore will be returning to work on the sequel, but the project is still in early development so we should hear more later on.

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Additionally, it was announced that the studio is also hoping for a 2015 release date for the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. Back in December, Kristen Stewart stated that she will be reprising her role in the sequel. However, there has not been any news about the possibility of Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin will also be returning. Fogelson confirmed last month that director Rupert Sanders will not be returning to work on the sequel.

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Would you be interested in seeing either of these sequels? Did you enjoy Pitch Perfect and Snow White and the Huntsman? Do you think the studio is making the right decision to make sequels for these movies?

Source: Collider (Article #1), Collider (Article #2)

Official Trailer and Photos – “Pitch Perfect”

Pitch Perfect is a musical comedy that follows college freshman Beca (played by Anna Kendrick) as she starts her journey at Barden University. Beca is eventually coerced into joining The Bellas, Barden University’s all-girls singing group. After realizing that the group needs some help, Beca encourages them to shy away from being cliché and to change their image.

This film has a great cast of actors that includes of course Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine, and Freddie Stroma. Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore and written for screen by Kay Cannon and Jeff Roda. Look for Pitch Perfect in theaters October 5, 2012.

Go to this link to watch the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/pitchperfect/

Here are some exclusive photos and a poster from the film:

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Sources: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/pitchperfect/ and http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1981677/mediaindex