With the first sequel harmonizing with nearly $260 million worldwide in just a month, Pitch Perfect 3 is coming to a megaplex near you in two years. With stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson set to return, the Universal threequel will arrive July 21, 2017.
The second film in the installment opened to $69.2M on May 15 to become the highest-grossing movie-musical opening of all time. The third one will be produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions.
Although it’s known that the studio is tapping Kay Cannon to script, it’s not yet clear whether Banks will come back to direct this one. Banks made her feature directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2 — and what a debut it was. In its first weekend on stage it out-performed the $65M lifetime domestic gross of the first film. PP2 also became the second-highest PG-13 comedy opening ever (only behind Austin Powers: Goldmember which opened to $73M in the summer of 2002).
PP3 is slated for release on a weekend that right now includes an untitled animation project from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky.