It's hard to argue with the fact that both Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson's careers are on fire right now. From Kendrick's Oscar nod for Up in the Air, to Wilson's spot-on contribution to the resurgence of the smart romantic comedy, the two are on a roll. Though I'm personally partial towards the latter actress.
The pair teams up for the Glee-style college comedy, Pitch Perfect. The film, which is promoted as a more biting take on the cult TV show continues to highlight Wilson as the go-to sharp-tongued awkward girl that somehow manages to still be charming. First time film director Jason Moore collaborates with fellow newbie film screenwriter Kay Cannon, who comes from a similar TV background. So it will be interesting to see how they fare on the big screen. More on the movie:
Beca (Oscar®- and Tony-nominated actress ANNA KENDRICK of Up in the Air, ParaNorman) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of anyone’s mouth. Arriving at Barden University, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she would never 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 music competitions. 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.
And, likewise, this movie looks like it may also wind up being either pretty gnarly or pretty lame. It's not mentioned in the brief synopsis above, but Wilson plays Fat Amy, the super-confident, self-professed best singer. I really have no reaction to the trailer, but maybe you do? Check it out:
And here are some images from the movie (which also include Brittany Snow, who plays Chloe, "the eager-to-please morale booster of the group):