Skylar Astin, Miles Teller, and Justin Chon balance cups on their head while promoting 21 & Over at Playwright Celtic Pub on Thursday afternoon (February 28) in New York City.
The three guys were busy promoting their flick and JustJaredJr.com sat down with them to ask the important questions – like what’s up with those Pitch Perfect sequel rumors?!
“I think any movie is a possibility, but what I’ve learned about sequels is that it’s just as hard to get it done as it is any movie,” Skylar shared with JJJ. “Now there’s a different set of responsibilities, trying to get the cast together, trying to get a good script. I don’t know, I’ve let it go just because I don’t want to be knocking down doors every day being like, ‘Hey, when do we start?!’ But if I get an email with a new script I would love to read it.”
“I want to talk to [Anna] Kendrick,” the actor continued. “I want to see if she would wanna do it, too. I can’t imagine doing it without the whole gang.”
Oscar-nominated actresses Anna Kendrick and Anne Hathaway impact Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart this week. The music chart company released its songs tally on Thursday with the ladies’ tracks from films “Pitch Perfect” and “Les Miserables” marking their debut.
Kendrick is one of many singing actresses in “Pitch Perfect,” a musical comedy film about a struggling college a capella group looking to win a national competition. Among the performances, a standout is “Cups (When I’m Gone),” an endearing number Kendrick performs while shuffling cups. The song debuts at No. 93 while the film’s soundtrack enters the top 10 of Billboard’s albums chart.
Hathaway plays Fantine in the film adaption of the “Les Miserables” musical show. Fantine resorts to prostitution after she is left alone to support daughter Cosette, leaving her a broken and sorrowful woman. The self-pity she experiences culminates to the dramatic song, “I Dreamed A Dream,” which Hathaway sings in an emotional performance. Her rendition debuts at No. 69, the highest peak since Scottish singer Susan Boyle hit No. 62 with the same song back in 2009. The movie’s soundtrack jumps to No. 2 this week behind Taylor Swift’s mega-selling “Red” album.
“Pitch Perfect” was released to home media on December 18 and “Les Miserables” hit theaters on Christmas day.
There’s a lot of reasons to enjoy Pitch Perfect, not least of which is Anna Kendrick‘s musical cups routine. Add to this some good gags, breezy-silly pop music and a strong supporting cast and I’m not surprised the film was a popular hit.
And so it follows that Universal will want a sequel. Speaking to Movieweb, male lead Skylar Astin says he’s on the wish list for returning cast members – and he’s not the only one:
I do have a meeting with a Universal representative next week. And I know that Rebel Wilson had hers last weekend. It’s definitely a talking point.
I’m sure that they’ll be speaking to Kendrick too, and if they can get her – or if they have her on a multi-film contract, and exercise that option – we’ll be seeing a sequel.
The original Pitch Perfect opens in UK cinemas this Friday. I saw it in LA a few weeks back and enjoyed it, with a few reservations about its portrayal of gay characters and a bit of naff slapstick. It’s broadly comparable to Bring It On but certainly not as sharp or well made. Still, I think it’s fun and that’s sometimes enough.
Now this got me excited, check out the first clip of Anna in Pitch Perfect!
“OH SNAP, no she didn’t!,” is what we’d imagine the filmmakers behind the Anna Kendrick-starring “Pitch Perfect” want us to say throughout the majority of the running time for this film, which goes where few films have gone before in an effort to take a “Bring it On”-style comedic riff on a capella groups in college. When Barden University freshman Beca is discovered to have some impressive singing skills by a member of the university’s a cappella squad The Bellas – the school’s all-girl singing group – it really heats up the campus competition between The Bellas and their male rivals.
A clip has hit the web showcasing a scene that’s pretty much been played out in the film’s trailer, with the respective groups having a “Riff-Off” in an empty pool with the topic of “Songs about Sex” — only here we get to see more of the singing talent that’s on display in the film. Admittedly, this looks infinitely more compelling than an episode of Fox’s “Glee,” and the impressive ensemble that includes Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rebel Wilson, and John Michael Higgins, suggests that this could be a little more than your typical movie aimed at tween girls. The greatest pleasure from watching the clip comes as Kendrick (who started her career on Broadway) breaks into a rousing rendition of “No Diggity,” which would probably leave Blackstreet, Dr. Dre and Queen Pen feeling proud.
“Pitch Perfect,” which is based on the nonfiction novel by GQ editor Mickey Rapkin, will hit theaters stateside October 5, and we imagine if it can be on par with the entertainment value of something like the original “Bring it On,” we won’t feel so bad about seeing it for the talented and entirely adorable Kendrick. There, we said it. [The Wrap]
Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, and Rebel Wilson star in the upcoming film Pitch Perfect about an all girl’s a capella group, and Celebuzz is excited to announce our new video series Pitch Slapped that will run up until the film’s release on October 5.
So what can you expect?
We’ll be running character guides, exclusive interviews and be giving away some amazing prizes, so watch the video above to learn more and get familiar with Pitch Perfect!
Plus, do you want to star in the official music video for Pitch Perfect the Movie?
YouTube sensation Mike Tompkins wants you to be in his next video, the a capella version of Starships by Nicki Minaj, alongside the stars from the upcoming film.
Click right here to submit your rendition of the song. The winners will be featured in the official music video on Mike’s YouTube Channel and on the Blu-ray DVD!
What Glee did for high school musical theater, Pitch Perfectis about to do for college a capella.You read that right.
Pitch Perfect makes a capella cool in a catchy (think Carly Rae Jepsen stuck in your head on repeat) and super clever kind of way.
Cambio sent our friends VanJess to the movie’s Baton Rouge, La, set way back in November to go behind the scenes.
Check out the awesome dance scenes (yes, that’s Rebel Wilson from Bridesmaids getting her groove on and her constricting costume off) and our interviews with stars Anna Kendrick (who plays Beca, an outsider who thinks she’s too indie to join the Bellas) and Brittany Snow (who is determined to convince her otherwise) in the video above.
The upcoming musical comedy Pitch Perfect boasts a funny trailer, writer Kay Cannon of 30 Rock, and Elizabeth Banks and her husband as producers. Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick stars as Beca Mitchell, a college freshman who reluctantly joins an all-girls competitive a cappella group. Brittany Snow, who showed off her musical abilities in Hairspray, also joins a cast that includes the hilarious Rebel Wilson of Bridesmaids and Adam DeVine of Workaholics.
I traveled to the Baton Rouge, LA, set of Pitch Perfect last November and caught up with Anna and Brittany between takes of a competition scene. I found myself dancing along while watching the women perform their a cappella mashup of “The Sign” by Ace of Base, “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles, and “Turn the Beat Around.” Somehow, those songs worked together!
Just keep reading for my conversation with Anna and Brittany, who told me that songs by Coolio and Etta James are among their favorite to sing.