Skylar Astin returning for Pitch Perfect 2

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 May 2014
Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin will reprising the part of Jesse Swanson opposite Anna Kendrick in musical comedy 'Pitch Perfect 2'

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.

Pitch Perfect 2

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Adam DeVine, Kelley Jakle, Chrissie Fit, Hailee Steinfeld, Katey Sagal, Elizabeth Banks
  • UK release: 15 May 2015

After a catastrophic wardrobe malfunction at the White House, the Barden Bellas attempt to get their groove back in a Eurovision-like song contest. Despite highlights such as Lee's brilliantly weird performance as Lilly, the knowing charm of the original is diluted and Wilson's schtick, in particular, is starting to grate.