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Hailee Steinfeld to Join ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Hailee Steinfeld is set to join the cast of Universal and Gold Circle’s “Pitch Perfect 2.”

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are set to reprise their roles with Elizabeth Banks directing the pic.

Plot details were not revealed. Kay Cannon, who penned “Pitch Perfect,” is writing the screenplay for the sequel.

Paul Brooks will produce for Gold Circle Films alongside Banks and Max Handelman for their Brownstone Productions shingle. Gold Circle’s Scott Niemeyer will exec produce on “Pitch Perfect 2.” Cannon is co-producing with Gold Circle’s Jeff Levine.

Universal’s co-president of production Peter Cramer, who oversaw production on the first film, will return for “Pitch Perfect 2” alongside director of development Sara Scott.

The pic bows May 15, 2015. This marks the first high-profile role to be added to the ensemble.

“Pitch Perfect,” which is based on the tome by Mickey Rapkin, was made for around $17 million but went on to over-perform at the B.O., bringing in $115 million worldwide. Its soundtrack sold more than a million units.

Steinfeld has a busy year ahead of her, with RKO Pictures and Main Street Films “Barely Lethal” and Universal’s “Term Life” wrapped and awaiting release dates. She was last seen in Relativity’s “3 Days to Kill” and can be seen next in the John Carney pic “Begin Again” with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.

She is repped by ICM Partners and Coast to Coast Talent Group.

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