Hailee Steinfeld will be joining the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the musical comedy Pitch Perfect (2012).

Hailee Steinfeld Cast In 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Steinfeld, who was nominated for an Oscar for her breakout role in True Grit (2010) when she was just 14, will be a new member of the Barden Bellas, the a cappella singing group at the center of the first film. Steinfeld announced the news on Twitter, sharing an official Pitch Perfect photo welcoming her to the cast.

Elizabeth Banks, producer of Pitch Perfect and co-star, welcomed Steinfeld to the cast, writing, “Welcome to the Barden Bellas! Now lace up your dancing shoes, and get your tush down to Baton Rouge.”

'Pitch Perfect 2' Spoilers

Banks will be directing the sequel and reprise her role as Gail, an a cappella expert announcer. Also coming back for Pitch Perfect 2 are stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp and other stars Skylar Astin, Anna Camp and Utkarsh Ambudkar are rumored to be returning.

The film is currently in pre-production, with many cast members getting ready for the film in rehearsals.

Also joining the cast as a Barden Bella is Chrissie Fit, who is best known for her role in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie.

Little is known about the plot of Pitch Perfect 2, but Banks recently confirmed that the film will take place three years after the events of Pitch Perfect, when Beca (Kendrick) and Fat Amy (Wilson) are graduating seniors.

Pitch Perfect 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 15, 2015.

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