Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 May 2015

Pitch Perfect reunion for Astin

Skylar Astin will be back for the Pitch Perfect sequel (Rex)
Skylar Astin will be back for the Pitch Perfect sequel (Rex)

Skylar Astin is to be reunited with Anna Kendrick, after he signed on for the Pitch Perfect sequel.

The 26-year-old will warm-up his vocal chords as he reprises his role of a cappella singer Jesse, the love interest of Anna's character Beca in the first film.

He is the latest cast member to sign on for the next instalment, alongside Anna, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Adam DeVine, with newcomers including Hailee Steinfeld and Katey Sagal, reported Deadline.

Elizabeth Banks, who appeared in and produced the 2012 musical comedy, will make her directorial debut with the sequel, which is expected to be released in May 2015.

She posted a photo of herself with the Barden Bellas including Rebel, Anna, Brittany and Hailee in matching Bellas jackets, writing: "365 days till Pitch Perfect 2 is released!!"

Elizabeth has remained tight-lipped about the plot, saying: "All I can say right now is that they will be graduating seniors this time around, rather than incoming freshmen."

Skylar, who started in theatre, has since appeared in comedies such as 21 And Over and Cavemen, as well as a role in TV comedy Ground Floor.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Gemini:

You're determined to get your agenda met, even if it means being loud and difficult. The prospect of creating friction does not bother you at all. You'd rather put people in an uncomfortable position than accept their inflexible position. By stirring up enough publicity, you could exert enough pressure to create some changes. A new set of rules will allow you to move forward with a brilliant plan. You'll get the full support of an influential executive who is tired of the old guard.More