Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Universal Moves Up 'Pitch Perfect 3'

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Universal Moves Up 'Pitch Perfect 3'

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Universal Pictures will release Pitch Perfect 3 on July 21, 2017. The comedy was originally set for August 4 of that year and will once again star Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.

Elizabeth Banks returns to direct the threequel after her 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 (pictured) grossed $288m worldwide. Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman and Banks of Brownstone Productions are the producers.

* Viva Pictures and DIRECTV have acquired US rights to the animated feature, Monkey King: Hero Is Back. Jackie Chan voices the lead character. The film grossed $177m in China and will debut exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA on May 26 followed by a theatrical release through VIVA Pictures in late July.

* The American Film Institute on Monday announced the slate of films for AFI DOCS 2016, running from June 22-26 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring. As previously announced, Alex Gibney's Zero Days will open the 14th edition. New titles include Robert Kenner's Command And Control and Barbara Kopple's Miss Sharon Jones! …

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