Skylar Astin returning for "Pitch Perfect 2"

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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.
May 22nd, 2014

Skylar Astin is reprising his role in 'Pitch Perfect 2'.

The actor has been confirmed to return as hunky college boy Jesse Swanson in the 2015 sequel alongside Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow, Deadline is reporting.

Meanwhile, 'True Grit' breakout star Hailee Steinfeld was recently announced to be joining the cast, taking on a role that would allegedly allow her to replace Kendrick in the leading part should the actress decide to move on from the franchise.

The original film, which was released in 2012, focused on a college freshman (Kendrick) who reluctantly leads an a cappella group called the Bellas to the finals.

The sequel will be actress Elizabeth Banks' directorial debut following her success producing the first movie.

Astin got his big break alongside 'Glee' stars Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff in the Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening' on Broadway, but 'Pitch Perfect' was his first major movie role.

The actor has starred in indie comedies like '21 & Over', 'Cavemen' and the upcoming 'Flock Of Dudes' since playing the vocally-gifted a cappella singer two years ago.

'Pitch Perfect 2' is due to hit cinemas on May 15, 2015.