Anna Kendrick joins "The Last Five Years"

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Based on a book by Mickey Rapkin, Jason Moore directs this 2012 comedy musical centered around an all-girls acappella group called The Bellas. After years of embarrassing performances at the national finals, the group is in a slump when they wind up recruiting an energetic freshman named Beca (Anna Kendrick). As the newbie sets out to re-vamp everything from the set to their music, The Bellas' enter a much-needed rebuilding process. Their goal is to make it to the campus championship, where they'll take on their male rivals.
February 22nd, 2013

Anna Kendrick will star in musical film 'The Last Five Years'.

The 'Up in the Air' actress - who first showed off her vocal chops in 2012's 'Pitch Perfect' - will once again play a songbird in the film, which is based on an off-Broadway stage musical of the same name, reports Deadline.

The musical explores the five year relationship between a struggling actress, Cathy - played by Anna - and her rising novelist boyfriend, Jamie, who will be played by 'Smash' actor Jeremy Jordan.

'Beautiful Creatures' director Richard LaGravenese wrote the script for the film and will both direct and produce. Lauren Versel, Kurt Deutsch, and Janet Brenner are also listed as producers for Lucky Monkey Pictures.

The original stage version was written by Jeremy Jordan Brown and has been staged in several countries, including the United States, Germany and Britain, since it first launched in 2001.

Broadway star Jeremy earned a Tony Award nomination for his role in 'Newsies' last year, while Anna won praise for her role as Beca Mitchell in 'Pitch Perfect', about a struggling all-girl singing group.