A ca heck yeah. The cast of “Pitch Perfect” is gathering on stage for a first-ever live musical mash-up.
Rebel Wilson, host of the MTV Movie Awards, is summoning her Barden Bellas a cappella group to compete against those rascally Treblemakers at the upcoming awards show.
Anna Camp, Esther Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, and Brittany Snow (aw, but where’s Anna Kendrick!?) will be doing battle with Wilson against the likes of Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, and Skylar Astin.
“We have something exciting in store for the MTV audience, and I know the cast and the fans are going to really enjoy our first-ever live performance!” the film’s director Jason Moore said in a statement released by MTV.
“Pitch Perfect” sang itself into four MTV Movie Award nominations this year, including “Best Female” and “Best Breakthrough Performances” (Wilson), “Best Musical Moment” (Kendrick, Wilson, Camp, Snow, Knapp, Dean, and Mae Lee), and “Best WTF Moment” (Camp, Hack-Appella). (Really Anna Kendrick? You couldn’t bother to do a ditty with your girls? You’re nominated!)
The show airs Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Here is a clip of Anna in her movie The Company You Keep.
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Anna Kendrick joins the K-Pop supergroup F(x) on their World Tour and things go as well as you’d expect.
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Actors and directors often say that the script is king. Haven’t you seen movies that – despite rich potential – fly off the rails? The issues often can be traced back to a script issue, a plot hole that swallows all effort and can doom even the most noble of projects.
Joe Swanberg swears by a different philosophy. The grassroots writer-director behind Hannah Takes the Stairs, Uncle Kent and V/H/S prefers not to lock his cast into a fixed screenplay, opting to let them react to conversations and emotions, which allows his dramas to live in the moment. It’s the use of improvisation to search for the beating heart of a particular story helps Swanberg’s latest, Drinking Buddies – which held its world premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival on Saturday night – stand apart from traditional romantic comedies.
The movie boasts Swanberg’s most recognizable cast, exploring one of his most accessible character studies. It tells the universal story of an endearing yet mismatched couple, played by Anna Kendrick and Jake Johnson, who are tested by the temptations of infidelity when they begin interacting with a second couple, played by Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston. Though Swanberg puts his foursome in familiar scenarios – a joint vacation at a secluded beachfront cabin; work events at the brewery that employs Wilde and Johnson – his reluctance to put words in his characters mouths allows Drinking Buddies to go down unexpected avenues as it searches for its truths.
Following the screening on Saturday night, I attended a private meet-and-greet with Swanberg and his cast and learning how liberating the director’s unconventional approach was to the actors helped me better appreciate the magic that’s captured in the loose, free-flowing but authentic film . “Putting dialogue in somebody else’s mouth has always felt strange to me,” the director told us – though the cast was quick to point out that Swanberg always had a strong vision about where he needed his story to go. The performers just had more leeway than usual in how they arrived at their destination.
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Those who take the idea of the biblical Rapture seriously – a rather extreme take on the end of the world – probably won’t like Rapturepalooza, but for everyone else it looks a lot of fun.
In the movie, The Rapture has happened, taking the righteous to heaven and leaving everyone else to deal with the end of time, when the Anti-Christ emerges, plagues descend and everything goes to hell in a handbasket. However as this film shows, life goes on (at least as much as it can).
Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley and Rob Corddry play those left behind, who have to deal with a very strange world and the son of Satan, in the form of Craig Robinson.
Paul Middlemitch’s film is due out later this year.
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I have added one more photo of Anna from the Angeleno photoshoot from last year.
- Session #006
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I have added three more photos of Anna from the TIFF Portrait Session in 2011.
- Session #001
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I have added another promotional still of Anna in End of Watch, if you haven’t seen this film you need to, it’s absolutely amazing, it will make you laugh and it will make you cry.
- Promotional Stills
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I have added some more HQ images of Anna from last year’s Extra appearance to the gallery.
- September 17: Extra
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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.”
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