Following the success of the hit musical movie Pitch Perfect, which went on to gross $112m at the box office worldwide, it was no real surprise when it was confirmed that a Pitch Perfect 2 movie was going to follow. A lot of the stars from Pitch Perfect have signed up to return for Pitch Perfect 2, while the movie sequel will also see a number of new stars joining the cast.
It has been confirmed that talented young actress Hailee Steinfeld, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the 2010 movie True Grit, has joined the likes of Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow in Pitch Perfect 2. It is thought that the plans are for Hailee Steinfeld to become the face of the franchise, becoming the lead star for future Pitch Perfect sequels.
The news of Hailee Steinfeld being cast in Pitch Perfect 2 was also shared by actress Elizabeth Banks, who will reprise her role as Gail in the movie, as well as directing the project. Banks took to her official Twitter account to say, "@HaileeSteinfeld Welcome to the Barden Bellas! Now lace up your dancing shoes, and get your tush down to Baton Rouge. #PitchPerfect2".
While we have mostly seen Hailee Steinfeld sticking to the more dramatic and serious movie projects, it looks like she is now keen to show the world her vocal talents. As well as being cast in the musical movie sequel Pitch Perfect 2, we will also see Hailee singing in the upcoming movie Begin Again.
Pitch Perfect 2 is set to hit the big screen on May 15, 2015 in both the US and the UK.