The Pitch Perfect franchise won over millions of fans the world over through its singing, dancing and whole lotta heart, courtesy of a group of misfit music lovers who formed the Barden Bellas. Five years on and one sequel later, the Bellas are uniting once again for one final performance in Pitch Perfect 3.
We're still five months away from the film's release, but thankfully Universal Pictures hasn't been stingy with content. Last week we got a featurette that dished great behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the movie, as well as a sneak peek at some enticing scenes. And now the studio is getting the hype train going again with the first full-length trailer. Check it out below!
The Bellas are out of college and unhappy with the way their lives are panning out. Fortunately for the group, they get one last shot at a career in music, thanks to the USO worldwide tour. But as you might expect from the franchise, the Bellas' journey to musical success is not without its challenges — this time in the form of an experienced band led by #RubyRose's Calamity.
Surprisingly, it looks like the beloved a cappella group will get their hands dirty on their road to success. Honestly, I would have never expected to see Beca and Patricia, a.k.a Fat Amy, jump from a burning boat.
Keeping Up With The Franchise's Roots
The first two #PitchPerfect films were the big-screen equivalent of Fox's hit TV series Glee. Through relatable scenarios and engaging characters, both properties helped audiences see it was OK to be different and follow your passions.
#PitchPerfect3 is continuing that trend of relatability, putting our protagonists in less-than-ideal situations that many of us have found ourselves in as they fight to get back on top. Going by the trailer, it looks like the film's on track to be a memorable a-ca-perfect send-off for Beca, Fat Amy, Chloe and the rest of the Bellas gang.
Much of the original lineup of stars from the first two films — including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld and #ElizabethBanks — are returning for the third in the trilogy, which this time around will be directed by Trish Sie.
If the first Pitch Perfect 3 trailer wasn't enough to hold you over until it hits the silver screen, here's the synopsis:
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.
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.
As well as the first official trailer, we've got the official first poster for the movie, which teases one last final push for our protagonists:
Pitch Perfect 3 hits cinemas on December 22. What did you think about the first trailer? Let us know in the comments below.