An official trailer has been released for the musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. The film stars Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Twilight) as Beca, a new college student with an introvert personality – who gets pulled into the not-so-quiet world of college a cappella. The school’s all-female acoustic singing group will (say it with us) never be the same again, after Beca encourages her peers to abandon their old-fashioned arrangements, in favor of trendy mash-ups featuring excerpts from tunes both old and new.
Rounding out the cast of Pitch Perfect are such folk as Rebel Wilson (Kristen Wiig’s scene-stealing roommate in Bridesmaids), Brittany Snow (Hairspray), Alexis Knapp (Percy Jackson), Anna Camp (The Good Wife), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass), and Adam DeVine (Workaholics). The film was produced by Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), who makes a brief appearance in the trailer.
As far as this writer is concerned: the theatrical promo for Pitch Perfect bears the strongest resemblance to Bring It On. Of course, the former is set in the competitive world of college a cappella, not high school cheerleading. Furthermore, Pitch Perfect boasts a guys vs. gals battle – rather than the privileged squad vs. inner-city underdogs angle of that Kirsten Dunst flick.
Similarities to previous films aside, the trailer for Pitch Perfect has its fair share of chuckle-worthy moments. Kendrick’s charming screen presence – combined with Wilson’s gift for self-deprecating humor, and the presence of entertaining side players like DeVine – could elevate the movie above its formulaic plot trappings and make for a fun, if not entirely memorable, viewing experience chock-full of musical numbers (one that prompts less divisive responses than Glee).
It’s also worth noting: Pitch Perfect is based on the book by Mickey Rapkin, which was adapted for the big screen by 30 Rock co-showrunner/writer Kay Cannon. Directorial duties on the project were handled by Jason Moore, who’s previously worked on TV shows like Dawson’s Creek, Everwood, and Brothers & Sisters – but, is better known for being the original helmer behind the Avenue Q Broadway musical. Those credits alone suggest Pitch Perfect could be a surprisingly sharp and witty look at an unusual competitive college activity.
Pitch Perfect opens in U.S. theaters on October 5th, 2012.
Source: Yahoo! Movies