First Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer: The Bellas Aren’t Doing Too Well Adjusting to Life After Graduation

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It’s been a while since we talked around Pitch Perfect 3 around here. We’ve gotten drips of news over the last couple of years, but nothing more than the occasional returning cast member or creator. So imagine my surprise when the film’s first full trailer dropped last night.

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This installment isn’t directed by Elizabeth Banks, but rather Trish Sie, the woman behind a number of OK Go’s reality-defying videos. The movie sees the Bellas post-graduation, struggling to make things work out in the “real” world. And, as most of us who live in that world can attest, it’s not always aca-easy. With their jobs and lives not working out as they hoped, the Bellas decide to get the gang back together and compete against musicians who also use, you know, instruments.

Not only do all the original Bellas (plus Pitch Perfect 2’s Hailee Steinfeld) look to be back, along with Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins’ commentators, but they’ll be going up against Ruby Rose as one of those musicians, named Calamity. I have to admit, I wasn’t super into the last installment in this franchise, but I am 100% here for Ruby Rose anytime, in anything. Plus, the last third or so of that trailer gets mighty epic, packed with action and explosions, like an acapella 21 Jump Street. My curiosity is definitely up.

The movie’s being tagged as the Bellas’ “farewell tour.” Or, according to Banks & Higgins, their “big plummet, their fade out… into nothingness.” So presumably, this third movie will be the last. (Unless, let’s be real, it makes a ton of money.) It’ll be going up against Star Wars with a December release date, so you’ve got your winter watchlist all lined up.

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