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Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson Confirmed to Return for 'Pitch Perfect 2'

February 7, 2014 (3:07 am) GMT
The sequel to the 2012 musical comedy will be directed by Elizabeth Banks for a scheduled May 2015 release.

It's official, and are back for "". They are expected to reprise their respective roles as rebellious Beca Mitchell and eccentric Fat Amy/Patricia in the upcoming sequel to the 2012 musical comedy.

The film is set to come out Stateside on May 15, 2015. , who produced the first movie and played a small but memorable role in it, will make her directorial debut with the sequel. Writer Kay Cannon is also back as a scribe.

The second "" film will face competition from WB's actioner "" which stars and . Those movies will hit theaters two weeks after Marvel's "" arrives on May 1.

Directed by Jason Moore, the original movie performed surprisingly well in 2012. Costing only $17 million to produce, the film grossed over $100 million worldwide. It follows a college freshman who reluctantly joins an a cappella group and leads it to the finals.

Not only was the film a success on the movie chart but its soundtrack specifically the one titled "Cups" recorded by Kendrick peaked at No. 6 Billboard Hot 100 and stayed at the top 10 for numerous weeks. A cover of the Carter Family's 1931 song "When I'm Gone", it made the actress a triple platinum recording artist with combined sales of a little less than 3 million units sold.

Kendrick will next be seen in Disney's musical "".

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