Universal Pictures just released the second trailer for Pitch Perfect 3, in which the Bellas join the USO Tour to showcase their pipes one more time. This third film is planned as the final installment in the franchise, which got an unlikely start with the excellent Jason Moore-directed 2012 comedy that soared to spectacular box office off relatively tiny budget.
The sequel upped the ante and suffered from some of the pitfalls that can plague follow-ups that aren’t necessarily organic (Pitch Perfect wasn’t exactly begging for a sequel), but for this third film it appears there’s quite a bit of story to tackle. The film looks to be focusing on the Bellas struggling to come to terms with adulthood in the wake of their college graduation, but also Beca’s potential career path (which would necessitate her separation from the Bellas once and for all) and a musical showdown of covers versus original songs. That’s a lot to tackle and it’ll be interesting to see if director Trish Sie (Step Up All In) can bring it all together.
Check out the new Pitch Perfect 3 trailer below. the film stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, John Lithgow, and Ruby Rose. Pitch Perfect 3 opens in theaters on December 22nd.
Here’s the official synopsis for Pitch Perfect 3:
Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.
After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.