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"Pitch Perfect" sequel planned for 2015

by Brandy McDonnell Published: April 18, 2013
From left, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Muskogee native Ester Dean pose backstage with the award for best musical moment for " Pitch Perfect" at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (AP)
From left, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Muskogee native Ester Dean pose backstage with the award for best musical moment for " Pitch Perfect" at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (AP)

Universal announced this week that it plans to produce a “Pitch Perfect” sequel that would hit theaters sometime in 2015, according to EW.com.

As previously reported, Australian scene-stealer Rebel Wilson reunited with some of the cast of her sleeper hit film “Pitch Perfect” to open Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards.

Muskogee native Ester Dean, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow and Utkarsh Ambudkar performed with the leather-clad, nunchuck-wielding Wilson. The group, which unfortunately didn’t include “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick, performed a medley of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop.”

In addition, Wilson won the breakthrough award for her turn in “Pitch Perfect,” while the cast shared in the best musical moment trophy.

A 2012 sleeper hit, “Pitch Perfect” earned $112 million worldwide against its $17 million budget, and in the months since its theatrical run, it has kept hitting new high notes. According to EW.com, the film has earned more than  $90 million across all home market platforms, and it currently stands as the studio’s third highest-grossing VOD title ever behind blockbusters “Ted” and “Bridesmaids.” On top of that, the “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack has sold more than 636,000 copies and spawned a hit single — complete with its own music video – with Kendrick’s “Cups.”

Kay Cannon, who penned “Pitch Perfect,” will write the screenplay for the sequel, but no other cast or crew have been revealed as of yet, according to EW.com.

-BAM


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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