After Pitch Perfect, this is music to our ears: Anna Kendrick has been cast as Catherine in the big-screen adaptation of The Last Five Years. It's a musical!
It was an Off-Broadway show performed in 2002 about a novelist, Jamie, and a struggling actress who fall in love, get married, and then split up in the span of five years. Their two stories are told in different order—at the beginning of the show, we meet Catherine at the end of the marriage and we meet Jamie when they have just met.
It will be directed by Richard LaGravenese, whose film Beautiful Creatures is out now. He also wrote and directed P.S. I Love You.
We can't wait to hear more of Kendrick's voice, especially in a completely different way from the pop/hip-hop mashups of Pitch Perfect. The role of Jamie has yet to be cast.
[via Broadway World]
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