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Anna Kendrick to lead a cappella romcom Pitch Perfect

Anna Kendrick is in talks to star in romcom Pitch Perfect , according to The Hollywood Reporter .

Set 'in the world of collegiate a cappella groups,' the Universal project is based on a non-fiction book by Mickey Rapkin.

Kendrick will play a rebellious goth, angry that her father is a professor at her school, until she realises she has a hitherto undiscovered singing voice and becomes the star of the a cappella group.

She won't be acting 'unaccompanied' though (sorry), with Bridesmaids ' Rebel Wilson (Matt Lucas' character's horrid sister) already signed up.

Kendrick has been stealing scenes in supporting roles for some time now, in Up In The Air and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World , and she's survived the Twilight franchise with her dignity intact.

Before Pitch Perfect , we'll see her in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's cancer comedy 50/50 , Breaking Dawn parts 1 & 2 and What To Expect When You're Expecting .

50/50 opens on 6 January 2012.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.