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Hailee Steinfeld Lands 'Pitch Perfect 2' Role

May 2, 2014 (8:44 am) GMT
Director and producer Elizabeth Banks congratulates the 'Ender's Game' star on her casting, tweeting, '@HaileeSteinfeld Welcome to the Barden Bellas!'

joins "". The 17-year-old actress herself confirmed the news with a promo picture for the movie featuring her, writing in the caption, "It's official and I'm SO excited!!!!!!!!!!#PitchPerfect2."

, who is set to direct and produce the upcoming musical film, has also reacted to Steinfeld's casting. "@HaileeSteinfeld Welcome to the Barden Bellas!" she wrote on Twitter. "Now lace up your dancing shoes, and get your tush down to Baton Rouge."

Steinfeld's role is still not disclosed. Plot details are not available either, but Banks once teased, "All I can say right now is that they will be graduating seniors this time around, rather than incoming freshmen."

"I'm really excited to direct the girls," she added. "The whole project speaks so much to me and to women and to making women funny in really fun and interesting ways, and that's what I'm most looking forward to. I'm looking forward to letting the girls let loose."

Banks will reprise her role as Gail Abernathy-McKadden. , and , who starred in 2012's "", will return for the second installment as well.

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