Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the incredible cast of "Pitch Perfect" sung their way into our hearts and bellies with joyous laughter. When news hit of a sequel, we could not be more excited about it. Now the first trailer has hit for the film, which will mark the delightful Elizabeth Banks' directorial debut.
Banks appeared as the hilarious Gale in the first film and was also on a producer. Her charm, intelligence and great comedic timing should prove to be real assets to the directing game and I hope this will be the first of many endeavors for her.
Slated for a May 15th, 2015, much of the original cast including Kendrick, Wilson, Banks and Skylar Astin are returning. This time, the stakes have been raised and the Barden Bellas are now competing for the World Championship.
On making her directorial debut, Banks stated, "It's a big responsibility, but I was really excited to take it on and try to do it confidently. [The original] was lightning in a bottle and it was such a surprise to see how the movie was received. The whole 'Cups' phenomenon was a surprise to all of us. It came from the authenticity of the movie, and this time around we were really aiming to do that again and be pure in our intention to tell more of the story of these characters that people have fallen in love with."
I proudly can admit that I pretty much know the entire first film by heart and cannot wait for the sequel. If they hit the same charming and clever chord they did the first round, we are in for some fun treble.
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