The Barden Bellas better have some weepy good-bye songs in their arsenal, because Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will play graduating seniors in "Pitch Perfect 2," according to Elizabeth Banks.
The actress, who makes her directorial debut in the sequel, told Out magazine that the film will jump to show Beca and Fat Amy in their last year at Barden University. "Pitch Perfect," which became a massive sleeper hit in 2012, followed Kendrick and Wilson's characters through their first year at Barden, as they took their a cappella group all the way to a national championship. Also, Beca sang "Cups" and we all know how that turned out.
In "Pitch Perfect," Banks played Gail Abernathy-McKadden, an a cappella commentator who was formerly in a college group. Banks also confirmed to Out that John Michael Higgins will reprise his role as her co-commentator. "We will see a little more of Gail and John and delve into their dynamic," she said.
Earlier this year, Banks spoke to HuffPost Entertainment about the sequel: "The whole project speaks so much to me and to women and to making women funny in really fun and interesting ways and that’s what I’m most looking forward to," she said. "I'm looking forward to letting the girls let loose."
So, when can we start lobbying for Wilson to sing Vitamin C's "Graduation"?