Triple the fun! Universal Pictures announced on Monday, June 15, that the official release date for Pitch Perfect 3 has been set — with several key cast and crew members returning to the franchise.
Hot off the heels of Pitch Perfect 2's blockbuster success, Universal confirmed in a press release to Us Weekly that the third installment of the movie-musical franchise will be released in July 2017.
Returning cast members include the two main stars of the first two flicks, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. The studio also confirmed that Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks will be producing the series, though it's unconfirmed whether she will be sitting in the same chair for the third film.
After the announcement was made, Kendrick shared an Instagram photo of herself holding up three of her perfectly manicured fingers. "Happening," the Twilight actress wrote, alongside the snap of herself winking. "#3."
Banks also took to Instagram to confirm the news of the third film. "It's on," the Hunger Games actress wrote alongside a graphic. "#PitchPerfect3."
The Hollywood Reporter was first to break the news of the tri-quel. A source tells Us Weekly that Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two scripts, is writing the script and the studio hopes to bring Hailee Steinfeld back. "Nobody knows the storyline yet," the insider tells Us.
Pitch Perfect 2 opened to $69.2 million last month, making it the highest ever movie-musical opening. The flick has already made over $160 million in the domestic box office circuit.
Pitch Perfect 3 is set to open on July 21, 2017.
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