Pentatonix Is Barden Bellas’ Rival in Pitch Perfect 2 [WATCH VIDEO]
“Pitch Perfect 2,” the sequel to the 2012 romantic musical comedy, will come to theaters in 2015. The movie, which stars Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”), Rebel Wilson (“Super Fun Night”) and Brittany Snow (“Harry’s Law”) as the Barden Bellas, is currently filming in Louisiana. Entertainment Weekly reported that it has recently finished filming a scene with the up and coming a cappella group Pentatonix, who will be pitted against the movie’s all-girl choir. Read on to learn more about the latest scoop from “Pitch Perfect.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Pentatonix spent a day on the set of “Pitch Perfect 2” in full make-up and wardrobe. Its members — Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kevin Olusa and Kirstie Maldonado — expressed being thrilled to become part of the movie, as they themselves are fans of the first installment.
“Anna Kendrick came up to me on set and said, ‘Me and my roommate watch your Vines!’ and Skylar Astin (“Ground Floor”) came up at the premiere and said, ‘I am the biggest fan of Pentatonix,’” says Hoying in the Entertainment Weekly report, amused that the movie stars recognize who they are.
Pentatonix was cast in “Pitch Perfect 2” through a mutual friend and publicist who have been following their work since emerging as the grand prize winner of the third season of “The Sing-Off,” an a cappella singing competition on NBC. Producers of the movie also receive numerous tweets from fans of the group, urging them to have Pentatonix in “Pitch Perfect 2.”
The a cappella group has had a growing number of followers because of their distinctive sound and harmony. On “Pitch Perfect 2,” viewers will get to see a different look for the Pentatonix, but the group assured its fans that the music, the voice and the sound will still showcase who they are. The video shows Pentatonix’s amazing talent and musicality.
“Pitch Perfect,” which first emerged as a sleeper summer hit in 2012, is a story about collegiate a cappella competitions, a popular cultural facet in American universities. The sequel will be directed by Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games”) and will also have Hailee Stanfield (“Enders Game”) as the newcomer.
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