Encore!: Studio Warming Up for "Pitch Perfect 3" Film Musical

News   Encore!: Studio Warming Up for "Pitch Perfect 3" Film Musical
 
It looks like the movie musical "Pitch Perfect 2," which sang up $161 million (so far) in ticket sales in the U.S. alone over the past month, is going to get a sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“Pitch Perfect 2” breezed past the first “Pitch Perfect” film ($115.4 million). Released May 15, "Pitch Perfect 2" was the second chapter in the story about an all-female a cappella college singing group called The Barden Belles.

With a score of pop hits, "Pitch Perfect 2" was directed by Elizabeth Banks, with a script by Kay Cannon, based on characters in Mickey Rapkin's book, “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory.”

The industry source reports that producers Universal and Gold Circle have begun negotiations with Cannon to pen the third installment.

Also, no word yet on whether the third film would again star Anna Kendrick, who also toplined two other musical films in the last seven months (“Into the Woods” and “The Last Five Years”). She earned a Tony Award nomination at age 12 for her performance in High Society.

"Pitch Perfect 2" still has a way to go before it surpasses worldwide grosses of “Frozen” ($1.27 billion) and “The Lion King” ($987.5 million). The top-grossing non-animated musical was “Mamma Mia!” ($610 million).

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