The first Pitch Perfect film was highly enjoyable and entertaining, in a time when FOX's hit series Glee and NBC's The Great American Sing Off were all the rage. The collegiate comedy had the right mix of absurdist humor and catchy tunes, presented in an appealing package of light and fluffy yet adult situational ha-has.
Pitch Perfect ran into some trouble when it came time for a sequel, and thankfully Elizabeth Banks was able to step in as director to ensure the film's completion. While not as outright GOOD as the first, Pitch Perfect 2 was ok, offering more in the way of vocal performances than story.
Last week, a teaser for the third film was released, and today we got a poster ahead of the full trailer launch, which is scheduled for Saturday:
Graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Hana Mae Lee, and Hailee Steinfeld will all return for Pitch Perfect 3. Elizabeth Banks (who produced the first film and directed the sequel) and John Michael Higgins will both return as a cappella competition commentators. Trish Sie (Step Up: All In) is directing. As far as we know, original Pitch Perfect stars Skylar Astin and Ben Platt are not expected to appear, but we DO get two new additions, John Lithgow and Ruby Rose.
Pitch Perfect 3 is out Dec. 22; look for the new trailer to arrive on Saturday.