Rest Assured, Aca-Fans, Skylar Astin and Ben Platt Will Be Back for ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

By May 22, 2014

If there’s one burgeoning franchise that’s easy to geek out over — and, yes, sing about — it’s the Pitch Perfect series, which is currently filming its second entry down in New Orleans (just called Pitch Perfect 2, for simplicity and ease). Although we don’t know the details of the film’s plot as of right now, we can probably draw some pretty hefty conclusions by its cast list, which includes a ton of returning talent.

We already know that starlets like Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow will be back for more, along with Elizabeth Banks (who is making her directorial debut with the film, as the first film was a major passion project for the actress and producer). Even Adam DeVine, who notably ditched his own a cappella team in the middle of the first film is coming back! But who else? How about a pair of other singing, dancing dudes? Like Skylar Astin and Ben Platt? That’s magic (magic magic magiiiic).

Deadline reports that Astin is indeed back for more fun, along with Ben Platt, whose involvement in the project hit the ol’ Twitter machine yesterday, too. The Treblemakers are back together, you guys!


Pitch Perfect 2 will also star newcomers like Hailee Steinfeld and Katey Segal.

But if everyone is back together for more fun, what exactly does that mean for the film’s plot? Will the Bellas and the Treblemakers be going national? Is there a worldwide a cappella competition they need to win? Maybe, but the film’s Twitter account also reveals some interesting tidbits — like that the LSU campus is standing in for Barden University, fictional home of both the Bellas and the Treblemakers. They might hit the road at some point in the film, but it sure sounds as if things will start in some familiar collegiate territory.

Where would you like to see the a cappella groups head off to in the new film?

Pitch Perfect 2 will hit theaters on May 15, 2015.

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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss,, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.