The Oscar-nominated and ever-brilliant Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, 50/50) has deservedly been rising to recognition in recent years, and with a slew of very promising upcoming roles, things are looking excellent for the young actress.
We first heard about her signing on for Pitch Perfect in September last year, and things have been fairly quiet surrounding the project since, but now omg! from Yahoo have debuted the film’s first poster, giving us a look at Kendrick and the other main players of the a capella group.
“Fiercely competitive UMass undergraduate a capella groups Divisi (all girls) and Treblemakers (all boys) practice and perform throughout the year in the quest for the a capella nirvana: winning the “International Championship of Collegiate A Capella” (ICCA) that’s held each spring at Carnegie Hall. With Divisi undergoing some intense interpersonal strife–most of their members have graduated, singer Chloe has vocal chord nodes and their leader Aubrey (who tends to projectile puke when stressed) insists on keeping the group in its same old groove–the stakes are high, particularly with the inclusion of freshman-with-a-bad-attitude, Beca Mitchell, whose good ideas are routinely shot down by Aubrey. Beca is also trying hard not to fall in love with fellow freshman Jesse, a nice guy and a new member of the Trebles–whose guys are, according to the age-old Divisi tradition, off-limits to the Divisi girls.”
Avenue Q’s Jason Moore, whose credits also include episodes of Brothers & Sisters and One Tree Hill, will make his feature directorial debut, with a script from 30 Rock’s Kay Cannon, adapting Mickey Rapkin’s original non-fiction book.
Alongside Kendrick, we can look forward to seeing (and hearing) Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Alexis Knapp, and Adam DeVine, with Elizabeth Banks serving as producer.
The trailer will be debuting online tomorrow night in the US, so be sure to check back first thing Friday morning when we’ll be bringing it to you for your viewing pleasure. I have a feeling it’s going to be brilliant.
Pitch Perfect will be released on 5th October in the US, before coming to our shores slightly later for a 19th October release. I can’t wait. (I know the poster’s a little on the small side, but hopefully we’ll have a full-size hi-res version for you soon.)
[Update: The larger size has arrived! You can click the poster now to enlarge.]