Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson officially sign on for 'Pitch Perfect 2'

By Kyle Johnson,

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, the stars of the first film, have officially signed on with Universal to reprise their roles in Pitch Perfect 2.

The original film has buoyed their careers, with Kendrick becoming a triple platinum recording artist for the song "Cups," reports Deadline.

Meanwhile, Wilson now has her own show, Super Fun Night, and several upcoming movies She's F***ing Perfect, Kung Fu Panda 3 and Night at the Museum 3.

As previously reported, the sequel will be directed by Elizabeth Banks, who was heavily involved in Pitch Perfect. The film will be the Hunger Games actress' directorial debut.

Donna Langely, Universal Pictures chairman, said of the new director, "Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success."

Kay Cannon has also been tapped to return to the film, where she will write the sequel. Banks, Paul Brooks and Max Handelman will also produce the film. Scott Niemeyer will be an executive producer.

Pitch Perfect 2 has been scheduled for theatrical release on May 15, 2015.

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