BREAKING: Universal Pictures will move up from an October 5 release date on Pitch Perfect and try to build word of mouth by platforming the picture in select theaters across North America on Friday, September 28. Studio and Gold Circle Films did this after strong feedback from early screenings that have already been held and which elicited high amounts of social media traffic — 90% of it positive according to monitoring company Fizziology. While major studios usually move like battleships (no pun intended) and don’t veer from wide-release plans, the feeling was that there was buzz to be built here.
I’m assured the studio isn’t dipping its toe in the water with an option to pull back on the original screen commitment if audiences yawn during the platform. Anna Kendrick stars as a young Barden University student who bonds with a group of girls with the same passion: singing. When she takes this a cappella singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college music competitions. This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both. The film’s directed by Jason Moore, best known for Broadway’s Avenue Q.
“You have to be willing to break the rules for a film that you deeply love, and supporting Pitch Perfect in this unorthodox way is a result of our passion for the movie and confidence in its reception,” Universal distribution president Nikki Rocco said. “After every screening, we’ve seen levels of reaction similar to how audiences responded to American Pie and Bring It On, other comedies for a young audience that grew into great success stories for Universal.”
Brittany Snow has joined the cast of the Universal musical comedy Pitch Perfect being produced by Gold Circle Films.
Jason Moore is directing the film, which takes place in the competitive world of a cappella singing groups. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have already been cast in the story of an all-girls college a cappella group trying to rebuild with a shaky rookie in the lead so they can take on the all-guys championship team. Snow will play Chloe, a somewhat rigid personality who finds her spot in the group.
Kay Cannon adapted the screenplay from the nonfiction book written by GQ’s Mickey Rapkin. Paul Brooks is producing for Gold Circle along with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman of Brownstone Prods. Universal execs Peter Cramer and Kiska Higgs will oversee the project for the studio.
Filming is scheduled to begin mid-October in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Repped by ICM and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Snow has appeared in Hairspray, Prom Night and Finding Amanda. She will next be seen in Syrup, Petunia, 96 Minutes, Would You Rather and Janie Jones, which Tribeca Film will release in October.
Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs are toplining indie drama “Would You Rather” with Periscope Entertainment topper David Guy Levy directing.
Levy is producing under his banner in association with Zak Kilberg at Social Construct Films, Maura Anderson (“Winter’s Bone”) and Dreamher Prods. Snow and Andre Royo are exec producing.
Filming began this week on “Would You Rather,” based on an original script by Steffen Schlachtenhaufen with the story by Schlachtenhaufen and Levy. Pic centers on a young woman who, in her desperation to help her ailing brother, agrees to compete in a deadly game of “Would You Rather,” hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.
The film’s cast includes Sasha Grey, John Heard, Robin Lord Taylor and Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
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Full Description of Movie Below:
An off beat family of New Yorkers must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself. Petunia weaves together the lives of brothers Charlie (Tobias Segal), Adrian and Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) as they unlearn everything their psychoanalyst parents have taught them. While Michael’s cynical wife Vivian (Thora Birch) discovers she is pregnant, the family is also changing. Charlie’s would be boyfriend George (Michael Urie) is in a polyamorous relationship with fitness fanatic Robin (Brittany Snow) and Adrian has developed a unrelenting sex addiction. Meddling parents Felicia (Christine Lahti) and Percy (David Rasche) must decide whether to reignite the spark in their relationship or start all over again. Petunia is a film about a dysfunctional family unit on the verge of a nervous breakdown. This is the story of how they pick up the pieces.
Also Brittany is going to be in the movies Syrup & Would You Rather, more details to come on those soon hopefully!!
Kind of sad news, Brittany won’t be in season 2 of “Harry’s Law”! You can read the article below and Brittany also confirmed this via twitter. I loved her character, so I will miss her character but I’m also very excited to see what else Brittany has under her sleeve!
The jury is in, and it appears neither Brittany Snow nor Aml Ameen will be a part of the second season of Harry’s Law. Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Snow and Ameen have parted ways with the show in what an insider describes as a “mutual decision” with producers. Both actors have been invited to return as guest stars.
The NBC legal dramedy from David E. Kelley opened strong at midseason and with decent numbers throughout its freshman run — and opposite heavy (and sexier) hitters Castle and Hawaii Five-0 — made a case for renewal. Yet along the way, it could be argued, it never knew quite what to do with Jenna and Malcolm, the secretary and street kid-turned-paralegal respectively played by Snow and Ameen. Still accepting cases at Harriet’s Law & Fine Shoes are series lead Kathy Bates and Nate Corddry.
Don’t miss Brittany on “Conan” TONIGHT at 11/10c on TBS
Britt has a guest appearance on CBS’s show “Mad Love” tonight at 8:30/7:30c. You can view some stills below: