We’ve got some aca-awesome news for Pitch Perfect fans today with the announcement that Sons of Anarchy’s Katey Sagal will be joining the cast for the hit musical’s sequel.
In a post on her website, director Elizabeth Banks revealed the news: “The fantastic Katey Sagal has joined our #PitchPerfect 2 fam as Hailee Steinfeld’s mom. Are we fangirling yet?” and included this stunning pic of Sagal,
Sagal is known to a generation for her comedic timing as Peg Bundy in the long-running series Married with Children, for which she earned three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations, and more recently for her work as Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarchy. A number of our readers will also recognise her from her guest role as Artie’s mum in the Glee season 4 episode, “Wonder-ful”. Though she wasn’t given the opportunity to display her vocal mastery on Glee, she is regularly called on to burst into song in Sons of Anarchy and is an acclaimed singer in her own right. She has released three albums including last year’s Covered, and has also sung back up for Bette Midler and Bob Dylan over the years.
Along with newcomer Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow will be reprising their roles from the first film. It was also announced earlier this week that Ben Platt would be returning as Benji.
I was a massive fan of the first film, and worry that the sequel will not be able to quite capture the magic of its predecessor as sequels so often fail to do. Only time will tell and luckily we don’t have too long to wait. Pitch Perfect 2 is set to be released May 15, 2015.
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