Now graduated from college, the fabulous Bellas of Barden University are back for one last call in Pitch Perfect 3. Beca, Fat Amy and the rest of the Bellas are off to face a post a cappella champion world in the high-spirited closing act to the franchise that sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Pitch Perfect 3 arrives on Digital on March 1, 2018 and Blu-ray™, DVD, On Demand and and via the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on March 20, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with all-new musical performances, a hilarious gag reel, never-before-seen deleted footage and more, the exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features make Pitch Perfect 3 a must-own film.Now graduated from college, realizing it takes more than a cappella to get by, all the Bellas return in the final chapter in the beloved series. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there are no job prospects for making music with only your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for a European USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
Oscar® nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect series, Up in the Air) Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect series, How to be Single), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect series) Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect series, The Help), Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect series, TV’s “The Patriot”), Ester Dean (Pitch Perfect series), Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect series), Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect series), Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect series, 42), Shelley Regner (Pitch Perfect series), Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect series, Hunger Games series) and John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect series, TV’s “Great News”) all return and are joined by all-new cast members including John Lithgow (Netflix’s “The Crown,”), Ruby Rose ( John Wick: Chapter 2, Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) and award-winning producer/musician DJ Khaled. Returning to produce Pitch Perfect 3 is Paul Brooks (My Big Fat Greek Wedding series, Pitch Perfect series) of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions, with Trish Sie (Step Up All In) directing the heart-warming musical comedy.The 8th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards was “the Season Kent and Kier Lehman show,” according to GMS president Thomas Golubic, acknowledging the multiple trophy winners at the group’s Thursday night ceremony at the ACE Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Following a rousing opening number by U.K. rock band Yungblud, Kent took the first award of the evening for best music supervisor for television drama for “13 Reasons Why,” while her husband, Kier Lehman, won best music supervision in a television comedy or musical for “Insecure (Season 2),” and also took top honors in the television limited series or movie category for “Quicksand,” performed by SZA for “Insecure: Episode 208 ‘Hella Perspective’.”
Apple was another multiple winner, picking up best use of music by a brand, and best use of music in a single advertising spot for Peymon Maskan, TBWA/Media Arts Lab spot “Apple Stroll.”Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels won the big feature film award for “Pitch Perfect 3,” besting work on “Beauty and the Beast,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Coco” and “The Greatest Showman.” among films budgeted at more than $25 million.Somewhat controversially, “Baby Driver” wasn’t nominated due to the lack of a credited “music supervisor” (since director Edgar Wright chose the music). But Trailer Park music mastermind Bobby Gumm picked up the trophy for feature trailers for his work on the project, and was another multiple-honoree, also taking top honors for television promo (with Michael Paquette) for “Stranger Things Season 2.”
Kenny Loggins received the GMS’s first Icon Award and delivered a rousing set that got the crowd bopping, while Becky Mancuso-Winding earned the Legacy Award for a career that spanned decades and included music supervision for soundtracks from “Urban Cowboy” to “Footloose” (which had a little help from Loggins). Mancuso-Winding was presented with her award by longtime friend and composer Hans Zimmer, whose first collaboration was “Backdraft.” Ironically, Zimmer had to make the tough call to abandon his home while his neighbor’s house was ablaze to make the Thursday night show.
“Music supervisors are a very important part of the musical process,” Zimmer told Variety before the show. “As composers, they have our backs.”