The “riff-off” — a kind of round-robin tournament — has become a staple of the “Pitch Perfect” movies. The director and cast take us inside the making of the show-stopping finale in the latest version.
Pitch Perfect 3 stars at the film's recent Los Angeles press day noted that the series has some seriously strong fans in a surprising demo: older men.
The movie is bubbly, it’s fast, it’s hella synthetic-clever, and it’s an avid showcase for the personalities of its stars
Second trailer for upcoming threequel gives audiences an extended look at the Barden Bellas' "farewell tour."
The Bellas are back in the first full trailer for "Pitch Perfect 3,” the third film in Universal’s a cappella musical comedy franchise.
It was only in January that Anna Kendrick shared a first look at the reunited cast of Pitch Perfect, who’ll once again join forces for more a cappella drama and comedy in this December’s Pitch Perfect 3. On Rebel Wilson’s official Instagram page, the actress posted a video [above] of the entire cast standing in a circle, arm in arm, on what appears to be a stage used for a sequence in the film. Ester Dean uploaded a video using the same footage to her Instagram page (albeit set to music), with a similar sentiment about her fondness for her fellow singing-and-dancing co-stars.
With Elizabeth Banks no longer on board to direct Pitch Perfect 3, Universal has acted quickly to find a new helmer for the next installment in one of its most popular franchises: Trish Sie. Variety first reported earlier this year that Banks would not return to direct the third film. Banks explained at the Producers Guild’s Produced By conference in June that her parental duties drove her decision to leave the director’s chair.
The Barden Bellas are in need of a new captain, as sources tell Variety that Elizabeth Banks will no longer helm Pitch Perfect 3. Pitch Perfect 3 now becomes one of the town’s hottest directing assignments given the success of the previous two installments. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are all signed on to return with Kay Cannon penning the script.
While the film is still in pre-production, Universal Pictures has decided to push back the release of Pitch Perfect 3 from July 21, 2017 to Dec. 22, 2017.
Elizabeth Banks (Credit: Rex Shutterstock) By Justin Kroll Following the success of helming Pitch Perfect 2, Elizabeth Banks is set to return as the director of the next installment in the Universal and Circle of Confusion musical-comedy, sources tell Variety. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson have already closed deals to return, with Kay Cannon on board to pen the script. The studio recently dated the film to bow on Aug. 4, 2017, but at the time Banks was weighing other projects to direct and hadn’t committed to return. The multi-hyphenate is currently attached to helm Uni’s Red Queen adaptation and Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, but both films are still in development.
Elizabeth Banks is still reeling from the wild success of Pitch Perfect 2, her first major studio directorial effort in which she also stars as Gail, the over-sharing a capella commentator with big hair. The musically inclined comedy sequel, whose ensemble includes Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Hailee Steinfeld, scored a huge $70 million opening, unexpectedly surpassing its weekend rival Mad Max: Fury Road. To date, Pitch Perfect 2 has made nearly $300 million worldwide, roughly 10 times its $29 million production budget.