Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On New Movie Pitch Perfect II by Elizabeth Banks

Pitch Perfect 2

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Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect 2 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Produced by
Written by Kay Cannon
Based on
  • Characters created
    by Kay Cannon
  • Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
    by Mickey Rapkin
Music by
Cinematography Jim Denault
Edited by Craig Alpert
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • April 20, 2015 (Las Vegas premiere)
  • May 15, 2015
Running time
115 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $29 million[2]
Box office $117.8 million[3]
Pitch Perfect 2 is a 2015 American musical comedy film directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect, which was loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. The film centers on the fictional Barden University and The Bellas, an-all female a capella singing group. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, and Alexis Knapp. It was released on May 15, 2015 by Universal Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews and has grossed over $117 million, surpassing the total gross of the original film ($115.4 million) in just five days.


Following an incident involving Fat Amy having a wardrobe malfunction at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Barden Bellas are suspended from the circuit of a capella performing. In order to regain their status, the Bellas enter the international competition—a colossal task since no American team has ever won.


The Barden Bellas

  • Anna Kendrick as Beca Mitchell, the senior co-leader of the Bellas, known for creating the unique modern-day sound of the Bellas. She is an aspiring record producer and is now an intern at Residual Heat, a record label. She is dating Jesse Swanson, a senior leader of the Barden Treblemakers.
  • Rebel Wilson as Patricia "Fat Amy", an overweight senior Bella from Australia and Bumper's love interest.
  • Brittany Snow as Chloe Beale, the three-time super senior with a Type A personality who is the co-leader of the Bellas.
  • Ester Dean as Cynthia-Rose Adams, a lesbian senior Bella.
  • Alexis Knapp as Stacie Conrad, a senior Bella known for being overly sexual.
  • Hana Mae Lee as Lilly Onakurama, a senior Bella known for her quiet speaking voice, odd remarks, and beat-boxing.
  • Kelley Jakle as Jessica, a senior Bella.
  • Shelley Regner as Ashley, a senior Bella.
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Junk, a freshman legacy Bella who is aspiring in writing songs. Her mother was also a Barden Bella.
  • Chrissie Fit as Florencia "Flo" Fuentes, a senior Bella who joined the group her sophomore year when she came to Barden University from Guatemala.

Additional characters


In December 2012, Skylar Astin revealed that he and Rebel Wilson had had meetings with Universal Studios about the potential sequel.[4] In April 2013, it was confirmed that a sequel would be released in 2015.[5] Elizabeth Banks directed the sequel, and Kay Cannon returned as screenwriter.[6] Paul Brooks produced for Gold Circle Films, alongside Banks and Max Handelman.[6] Deke Sharon returned as vocal producer.[7] As in the first movie, they ran a month of "a cappella boot camp" before filming.[8]


Anna Kendrick and Wilson returned, playing the characters they originated in the first film.[9] Brittany Snow reprised her character.[10] On April 24, Chrissie Fit was added to the cast.[11]
On May 1, Hailee Steinfeld was added to the cast, playing a new member of the Barden Bellas.[12] On May 5, Adam DeVine was reported to return in the film.[13] On May 14, Katey Sagal was added to the cast, playing Steinfeld's character's mother.[14]
On May 29, Flula Borg was added to the cast.[15] He played the leader of a European a cappella group, Das Sound Machine, that competed with the Bellas.[16] It was confirmed on June 18, 2014 that Christopher Shepard was added to the cast.[17]
It was confirmed on June 19, 2014 that Pentatonix would play the role of a rival group to the Barden Bellas.[18] It was later confirmed that The Filharmonic from season 4 of The Sing Off would make a cameo appearance as a rival group from the Philippines.[19] On August 24, 2014 it was announced that Penn Masala,[20] the all-male Hindi a cappella group from director Elizabeth Banks's and producer Max Handelman's alma mater The University of Pennsylvania, would be featured as a team from Southeast Asia.[21] On June 25, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen was confirmed added to the cast.[22]


On May 21, 2014, principal photography took place at Louisiana State University (LSU) campus in Baton Rouge.[23]

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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