Trailer and Photos for Anna Kendrick's Pitch Perfect Hit the Web
06.15.12 by Chris
After Bridesmaids did gangbusters at the box office, studios decided they weren't allergic to female ensemble comedies. Now, we have the trailer for one of the first female comedies to be greenlit in the wake of Bridesmaids' success — Pitch Perfect.
From the trailer, the movie looks to be a mash-up of Glee and the Step Up movies mixed with Bridesmaids' gritty humor (in fact, Bridesmaids' Rebel Wilson is part of the cast). The movie takes place in the world of competing collegiate a cappella groups.
Here's the movie's synopsis:
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect.
When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they'll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.
Loaded with new takes on old favorites to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before, Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue Q.
The movie also stars Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Camp, John Michael Higgins, and Workaholics' Adam DeVine. Based on the Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book of the same name, the movie's screenplay was penned by Kay Cannon.