During press for Ender’s Game, I asked Hailee Steinfeld if she was running out of genres to tackle since she had already done a Western (True Grit), Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet), sci-fi and a plethora of dramas and comedies in between, but it looks like now she will add another to the list.
Steinfeld is the first new actor to join comedy musical sequel Pitch Perfect 2 – so I guess she can sing too. The original cast are mostly all returning, led by Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, whose Beca and Fat Amy are now the seasoned veterans of the Barden Bellas. We don’t know what role Steinfeld might play, but judging by the graphic above, tweeted out from the films’ official handle, she’s likely a new recruit for the all-female collegiate a cappella group.
Elizabeth Banks will direct the sequel, as well as produce and play a small role onscreen, like she did in the first.