John Lithgow Joins ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

John Lithgow

John Lithgow will star in Pitch Perfect 3 – which is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Crown actor – who has an extensive background in musical theatre – has signed up to appear in the third installment of the popular musical comedy, Variety reports.

Plot details for the latest saga involving a cappella group Barden Bellas is being kept under wraps, so it hasn’t been revealed what role John, 71, will play in the movie.

Trish Sie is directing the film from a script written by Kay Cannon, assisted by Mike White and Dana Fox and some of the cast revealed last month they had begun filming.

Rebel Wilson – who plays Amy in the movie – shared a photo on Instagram with her co-stars Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow and captioned the image: “#PP3 #Bellas Day One Pitches x (sic).”

#PP3 #Bellas Day One Pitches x

A photo posted by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson) on

And 31-year-old Anna, who plays the role of Beca Mitchell in the production, also shared the same photograph on her social media page.

She wrote: “Team. (sic).”

Team.

A photo posted by Anna Kendrick (@annakendrick47) on

And Brittany – who plays Chloe Beale in the franchise – recently teased the third installment of ‘Pitch Perfect’ is “just around the corner”.

Alongside an image of the blonde beauty with a few of the other Bellas including Elizabeth Banks, she wrote: “#PP3 is just around the Corner (sic).”

#PP3 is just around the (dirty) corner

A photo posted by Brittany Snow (@brittsnowhuh) on

And it is believed Ruby Rose is also set to feature in the film, which will be released in December this year.

However, Skylar Astin – who played Anna’s on screen boyfriend and lead singer of a cappella group The Trebles, Jesse Swanson – has revealed he and the rest of the all-male vocal group won’t feature in Pitch Perfect 3, despite appearing in both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

He previously tweeted: “Yes. As of now, the Trebles and I won’t be in the third Pitch Perfect movie. They seem to be taking the story in a different direction (sic).”

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