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

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