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Brittany Snow and Elizabeth Banks to Reprise Their Roles in 'Pitch Perfect 2'

February 15, 2014 (1:06 am) GMT
Snow and Banks will join previously-confirmed returning cast members Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson in the second film.

and are back to reprise their respective roles in the upcoming "". The former plays a cappella singer Chloe Beale, and the latter portrays a smaller role, yet a memorable one, Gail Abernathy-McKadden, a commentator for singing contest ICCAs.

"" is set to come out Stateside on May 15, 2015. and will also return for the second film. Banks, who also produced the first movie, will make her directorial debut with the sequel. Kay Cannon from the original movie is also back as a scribe.

Directed by Jason Moore, the first pic 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 but then leads it to the finals.

Its soundtrack, "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.

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