Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Pitch Perfect 2
Hailee Steinfeld is set to appear in the much-awaited sequel of the box office hit musical comedy, “Pitch Perfect,” “Pitch Perfect 2.” Read further to learn more about the details.
Steinfeld is cast in the upcoming sequel, “Pitch Perfect 2.” She will be playing the role of Emily, a new member for the all-female a cappella group, The Barden Bellas. Along Steinfeld, members of the iconic Barden Bella group will make a comeback in the movie, ssuch as Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, who all reprise their roles as Beca Mitchell, Fat Amy and Chloe Beale. Billy Parker will also appear on the film and will be playing himself.
“Pitch Perfect” is an adaptation of Mickey Rapkin’s nonfiction book, “Pitch Perfect: the Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory.” It follows the story of a college women’s a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, learning to accept each other and rediscovering friendship while competing against other a cappella groups to win the nationals. The franchise has become the second highest grossing music comedy film since “School of Rock,” earning over $113 million worldwide.
In an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Steinfeld repeatedly dodged questions regarding the much-awaited film. When asked how she’d fit with the core group, Steinfeld charmingly replies “I just kind of show up.”
The 17-year-old star rose to fame for her portrayal as Mattie Ross in the film “True Grit” (2010), being nominated in the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and in the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. She is also known for her appearance in the sci-fi film “Ender’s Game” (2013) as Petra Arkanian and has also appeared in other films such as the adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragic romance, “Romeo and Juliet” (2013); the crime film, “Three Days to Kill” (2014); and “Begin Again” (2014), along with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley.
“Pitch Perfect 2” is directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon. It will be released in theaters on May 15, 2014.
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