Wait, where’s Harrison Ford? Riffing off of the trend of all-female reboots (i.e. the upcoming Ghostbusters), Pitch Perfect 2’s Anna Kendrick dusted off her cap and leather satchel to play “Indie Anna Jones” for NBC’s Red Nose Day on May 21.
The three-hour special already has a jam-packed lineup of stars, who will spend their time “fun-raising” to benefit 12 charity organizations and to “lift children and young people out of poverty, in the U.S. and throughout the world,” according to NBC.
The program has raised more than $1 billion in the U.K. over 30 years.
In this exclusive sneak peek clip, Kendrick, 29, is on a quest to find the Holy Grail, just like the real Indiana Jones. She picks up a goblet as a nearby knight (Brett Gelman) says, “Such a plain cup for such a pretty lady.”
Indie Anna doesn’t take to kindly to that, flicking him with her whip and declaring, “Man, I’m a respected professor of archaeology. Times have changed! I have degrees! Have you even been to college?”
“No, just knight school,” he replies.
In addition to Kendrick, stars like Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Orlando Bloom, Will Ferrell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and dozens more will appear on the broadcast — plus, the casts of Orange Is the New Black and Game of Thrones!
Red Nose Day airs Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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