Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson returning for ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

The Hollywood Reporter  — 

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will be back for the third installment in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise.

Universal has dated “Pitch Perfect 3” for Friday, July 21, 2017.

Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions are returning to produce.

As The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported, Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two installments, is in talks to write the third film. It’s unclear whether Banks will return to the director’s chair.

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“Pitch Perfect 2,” directed by Banks, opened in May to strong success at the box office, taking in $259.7 million worldwide to date. The first installment in the acapella franchise earned $115.4 million worldwide. The series stars Kendrick, Wilson and Brittany Snow, and the second film added Hailee Steinfeld as an important new member of the group.

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The only other film currently slated for release on July 21, 2017 is an untitled DreamWorks animation project.

Kendrick, who plays Beca (one of the leaders of the Bellas), has “The Accountant” with Ben Affleck, Mr. Right with Sam Rockwell and Fox Searchlight’s Table 19 coming up. She’s repped by CAA and Morris Yorn.

Wilson’s upcoming projects include spy spoof “Grimsby” and ensemble film “How to Be Single.” She’s repped by WME.

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Kendrick confirmed the news in a photo posted on her social media accounts simply captioned, “Happening #3.”