A few days ago the ladies of Pitch Perfect 2 posed for a picture marking the first day of rehearsals. However at the time, casting-wise we’d only heard that nearly all the cast of the first film would be back for the follow-up.
However now Variety reports there’s a newbie, as Hailee Steinfeld (Rome & Juliet, True Grit) has signed up for the film. Universal confirmed that shortly afterwards with the picture featured to the right.
Plot details are still thin on the ground, but its believed the film will follow Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick’s Beca and Fat Amy through to their university graduation. If that’s true it would suggest they wouldn’t be around for a potential third movie, but Universal has reportedly brought in Steinfeld with an eye to her taking over the franchise if Pitch Perfect 2 does as well as the first film.
Filming kicks off soon with Elizabeth Banks directing. A May 2015 release date has already been set.