The all-female acapella group is back in the forthcoming Pitch Perfect 3.
Anna Kendrick shares a photo of the cast members of the upcoming third installment. In the photo, Kendrick was with Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Chrissie Fit. Also in the picture are Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Shelley Regner, and Kelley Jackle.
Someone is Missing
Hailee Steinfeld was obviously absent in the picture. The 20-year-old actress made her debut in the second movie of the franchise. Fans should not worry as the young star is still coming back in Pitch Perfect 3.
Steinfeld has already confirmed her return as part of the Barden Bellas. In an August 2016 interview with the actress, she said that she will be coming back to the hit musical franchise after making her debut in the second movie.
So why is she on MIA status in the photo? According to Hollywood Life, Steinfeld is all tied up for the Golden Globes. She is nominated for Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture for her work in The Edge of Seventeen.
So far, the only confirmed characters that are not coming back in Pitch Perfect 3 are Jesse Swanson (Skylar Astin), Benji Applebaum (Ben Platt), and the rest of the Treblemakers.
Astin played the role of Jesse, Becca’s boyfriend and leader of the Treblemakers. Last month, he confirmed on Twitter that he and the Treblemakers will not be in the third movie. Astin appeared in both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 movies. Despite not returning in the third movie, it was a very good year  for the actor. The actor and his co-star Anna Camp got engaged in January and tied the knot in September.
Meanwhile, joining the cast of the upcoming sequel are actress/singer Andy Allo and Orange Is the New Black actress Ruby Rose, Entertainment Weekly notes. Apparently, Allo will portray the role of Charity, a singer in Bellas’ rival group.
Step Up: All In director Trish Sie will also helm the third movie. Elizabeth Banks directed the second installment. The principal photography of the movie has started in Atlanta.
Pitch Perfect 3 will hit theaters on Dec. 22, 2017.
Image Source: Instagram/Anna Kendrick