Pitch Perfect 2 had its world premiere at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, and the rest of the Barden Bellas gang were all back and in attendance for the screening and to answer questions from the audience. Director Elizabeth Banks was also there, who actress Rebel Wilson jokingly compared to “Effie from The Hunger Games,” calling her “very strict.” The original movie, Pitch Perfect, was directed by Jason Moore. Pitch Perfect 2 will open on Friday, May 15.
Pitch Perfect was a sleeper hit, from 2012, and its sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, might do even better at the box office, provided the fan base developed from the success of the first movie flock to see it and find out what happens next with the members of the college a cappella group, the Barden Bellas. The plot of the sequel has the group’s leader, Beca (Anna Kendrick), taking the gang out on the road for a world tour, following something happening that was so humiliating that the all-girl group has to fight for the right to continue performing.
Comedian and actor, Andy DeVine, 31, from Modern Family and the hit Comedy Central T.V. series Workaholics, is also back reprising his role from the first movie in Pitch Perfect 2, as the lovable villain, Bumper. He left the all-guy group he was in, the Treblemakers, and went on tour as one of John Mayer’s backup singers. However, John Mayer fired him, and in Pitch Perfect 2, fans will reportedly see a “softer side” of Bumper.
DeVine’s character also gets to make out with Fat Amy, played by Rebel Wilson, in Pitch Perfect 2. Wilson stated that she and DeVine would like to see them win the MTV Movie Awards “Best Kiss” award. If enough fans vote for it to happen, maybe Wilson will get her wish.
Downtown L.A. was a hectic scene on Friday night, with the world premiere of Pitch Perfect 2 as well as a win by the Los Angeles Clippers over the Houston Rockets to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Some of the lucky Pitch Perfect fans who were there to see the world premiere of the sequel got the chance to have selfies taken with the cast members and also to stay on pitch with them.
Besides Rebel Wilson, Andy DeVine and Anna Kendrick back reprising their roles in Pitch Perfect 2, Brittany Snow, who plays Chloe, was another of the cast members in attendance. Snow, who also was one of the stars of the T.V. series, American Dreams, told The Hollywood Reporter that she wished that the series was back on today, when she thinks it would be more popular, after the success of Glee. She also said that she would like to be in a biopic about singer and actress, Bette Midler. Snow added that Midler was “a fan of Pitch Perfect.”
Snow is one of the cast members who expressed her desire that a Pitch Perfect 3 will be made. If the movie does get made, she said that she would like to see her character, Chloe, “letting go of her control issues,” and possibly becoming “a hippy.”
Though Pitch Perfect 2 will not open until Friday, May 15, script writer Kay Cannon has stated that she would like to also write the script for a Pitch Perfect 3, if it is made. She would like the movie to have comedian “Tracy Morgan in it,” both because she thinks that he is “hilarious,” and she added that she also misses seeing him and would like “to see him perform again.”
At the world premiere of Pitch Perfect 2, in an interview that Anna Kendrick had with a reporter from E! News, she reportedly laced the interview with a flurry of “F-Bombs.” Kendrick, who will be turning 30 in August, said that she will not be “doing a birthday party,” for the occasion.
During the world premiere of Pitch Perfect 2 in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater, fans were treated to not only seeing the movie, but also getting the chance to meet the cast members, as Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the rest of the gang of Barden Bellas were there. The movie, which will open next Friday, May 15, is rated PG-13, so it will not have any F-Bombs in it. If it is like Pitch Perfect, it should prove to be an enjoyable and hilarious movie that should do well at the box office.
Written By Douglas Cobb