Universal Pictures made the announcement on Monday in addition to revealing information about the ensemble for the forthcoming third franchise installment.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anna Kendrick is returning to reprise her role as Beca while Rebel Wilson will once again play her iconic character Fat Amy.
Kay Cannon, the writer of the first two films, is currently in talks to pen Pitch Perfect 3’s screenplay.
Actress Elizabeth Banks starred in and directed Pitch Perfect 2, but it’s unclear as to whether she’ll return to the director’s chair for the third installment.
However, Elizabeth will definitely be producing the upcoming picture with her husband Max Handelman under their Brownstone Productions banner. She and Max serve as producers alongside Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment.
Rebel and Anna are both elated about reprising their parts for the new movie.
“I know I spilt the beans a little while ago, but at least now it’s OFFICIAL!! PITCH PERFECT 3, July 21, 2017!!! Sing ‘ahhhhh’ on 3 pitches x Rebel (sic),” Rebel wrote on Twitter.
Anna took to Instagram to express her glee over the matter, writing in a caption attached to a funny picture of her face as she holds three fingers up: “Happening #3 (sic)”.
Producer Elizabeth also shared her thoughts on the sequel via Twitter, tweeting out: “It’s on. #PitchPerfect3”.