'Pitch Perfect' sequel gains Hailee Steinfeld

By Daniel S Levine,

Hailee Steinfeld, who arrived on Hollywood’s radar with her performance in True Grit, will get to test out her pipes in Pitch Perfect 2. The actress is joining the sequel to the wildly popular Universal hit.

Variety reported first that Steinfeld was joining the cast. The plot details are still under wraps, so it’s not clear what role she will have. She joins returning stars Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow.

Actress/producer Elizabeth Banks is making her directorial debut with the sequel. She did say in a recent interview with Out Magazine that Kendrick and Wilson’s characters will be seniors in the film and will graduate Barden U.

Gold Circle Films’ Paul Brooks is producing with Banks and Max Handelman. Scott Niemeyer, Kay Cannon and Jeff Levine are the executive producers. Cannon, who wrote the script for the original film, is writing the script for the sequel.

Steinfeld was recently seen in 3 Days to Kill and has Term Life and Barely Lethal up next. She earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit.

Pitch Perfect 2 is currently scheduled for release on May 15, 2015.

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