Looks like the band is getting back together in Pitch Perfect 2! We can finally confirm plus size celebrity Rebel Wilson has singed on to return as ‘Fat Amy’ in the sequel. Acca-mazing!
The Barden Bellas wouldn’t be the same without Aussie comic legend Rebel Wilson or co-star Anna Kendrick who has also singed on to be pitchslapped for a second time. I never doubted the return of either of these amazing women and can’t imagine Pitch Perfect without them.
Even Anna Kendrick is putting her faith in the yet-to-be-cooked production and told Us Weekly:
“I mean I’ve signed on with no script, so you know, if it becomes about parasailing instead of singing, don’t blame me!”
Meantime Rebel Wilson announced via Twitter
.@AnnaKendrick47 & Myself: 2 Girls, 1 CUPS in Pitch Perfect 2 x
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 7, 2014
Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie in the Hunger Games and also had a small role in the original Pitch Perfect as one of the judges, is set to direct Pitch Perfect 2. This will be her feature film directorial debut so no pressure, right?! I’m sure she’ll hit all the right notes.
As far as the movie biz goes, Pitch Perfect was seen as a ‘sleeper hit’ in as it was made on a $17-million budget and went on to gross $65 million in the US and upwards of $115 million worldwide. I certainly saw it in the cinema! However, it really became a show-stopper after release on DVD and video on demand platforms.
The Pitch Perfect soundtrack featured acapella versions of pop songs from the movie as well as Kendrick’s “Cups,” which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.