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"Pitch Perfect" is a feature film musical comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin and Rebel Wilson.

Beca (Oscar and Tony-nominated actress Anna Kendrick of "Up in the Air," "ParaNorman") is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of anyone's mouth. Arriving at Barden University, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she would never have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the out-loud comedy "Pitch Perfect."

When Beca takes this acoustic 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.

Loaded with new takes on old favorites, to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you've never heard before, the movie is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue Q. Joining Kendrick as the unconventional members of Barden's all-female a cappella group, The Bellas, are Rebel Wilson ("Bridesmaids") as Fat Amy, the super-confident, self-professed best singer in Tasmania; Anna Camp ("The Help") as Aubrey, a stubborn traditionalist who masks her anxiety with bitchiness; Brittany Snow ("Hairspray") as Chloe, the eager-toplease morale booster of The Bellas; Alexis Knapp ("Project X") as Stacie, the oversexed musical dynamo; singer Ester Dean ("Ice Age: Continental Drift") as Cynthia Rose, the tomboy who proves herself as a vocal force to be reckoned with; and Hana Mae Lee ("Mike & Molly") as Lilly, who is as meek as a mouse but eager to break out and freestyle her riffs.

Skylar Astin ("Girls") joins the cast as Jesse, who competes for Beca's affections just as hard as he does the championship title, and Adam DeVine ("Workaholics") plays the self-obsessed Bumper, lead singer of rival group The Treblemakers. British performer Freddie Stroma ("Harry Potter" franchise) comes aboard as Luke, Beca's smoking-hot manager at the campus radio station, and newcomer Ben Platt joins the production as Benji, Jesse's magicloving roommate who is a bit too eager to become a part of The Treblemakers.

Utkarsh Ambudkar ("House of Lies") and newcomer Michael Viruet co-star as Donald and Unicycle, additional members of The Treblemakers.

The wonderfully odd commentators of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs) are played by accomplished comedic performer John Michael Higgins ("Best in Show," "Yes Man") and actress/producer Elizabeth Banks ("The Hunger Games," "Role Models").

Moore's behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Julio Macat ("Wedding Crashers," "Our Family Wedding"), production designer Barry Robison ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "The Change-Up"), editor Lisa Zeno Churgin ("One for the Money," "Priest") and costume designer Salvador Perez ("Think Like a Man," "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"). Christophe Beck ("This Means War," "The Watch") and Mark Kilian ("The Matrix Reloaded," "Red") compose the music, and Julianne Jordan ("New Year's Eve," "Hop") and Julia Michels ("Hope Springs," "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked") join as the executive music producers. Sarah Webster ("Apollo 18," "Endgame") serves as music supervisor, while Aakomon Jones ("Dreamgirls," "The Rum Diary") choreographs the film.

"Pitch Perfect" is written by Kay Cannon ("30 Rock," "New Girl") and based on the book by Mickey Rapkin. The film is produced by Paul Brooks ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Life As We Know It"), Max Handelman ("Surrogates") and Banks, and it is executive produced by Scott Niemeyer ("The Fourth Kind").

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Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 112 mins.
Release Date: October 5, 2012
Tagline: Get pitch slapped.
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Production Companies:
Brownstone Productions (III)
Gold Circle Films

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