The Barden Bellas are getting a new sister and it’s none other than Hailee Steinfeld!
Pitch Perfect 2 director, actress Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) announced the good news via Twitter on Wednesday.
“@HaileeSteinfeld Welcome to the Barden Bellas! Now lace up your dancing shoes, and get your tush down to Baton Rouge. #PitchPerfect2,” she tweeted.
The 17-year-old Academy Award-nominated actress also shared her excitement over her new role on Twitter: “It’s official and I’m SO excited!!!!!!!!!!#PitchPerfect2.”
She attached her promotional photo for the film to her tweet:
Steinfeld will join returning talents Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow for the sequel to the 2012 musical hit, Pitch Perfect.
The original film follows Beca (Kendrick) an outsider who decides to join her college’s all-girl a cappella group, a notable band of misfits, at the behest of her father. According to IMDb, the sequel will revolve around Beca and her fellow Barden Bella Fat Amy (Wilson) during their senior year.
With the film’s musical roots, Hailee will most likely be singing alongside proven vocal talents Kendrick, Wilson and Snow. We wonder if the 17-year-old will be asking her BFF, Taylor Swift, to help her hone her singing skills. Maybe it’ll call for an onset visit from TSwift that turns into a cameo, perhaps? Fine, we’ll keep dreaming.