EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has just signed a deal for Pitch Perfect co-star Brittany Snow to rejoin Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson for the sequel. Elizabeth Banks is set to direct Pitch Perfect 2, from Universal and Gold Circle. A May 15, 2015, release is set. Kay Cannon is back writing the sequel, and Paul Brooks is producing with Banks and Max Handelman. Universal’s Peter Cramer is overseeing. Snow, repped by ICM Partners and Magnolia Entertainment, is set as the female lead opposite Jack Whitehall in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot An American Education, based on a BBC Three series.
EXCLUSIVE: Pitch Perfect‘s Brittany Snow is set as the female lead opposite Jack Whitehall in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot An American Education, based on the BBC Three series Bad Education. British actor-comedian Whitehall, who created and starred in the original series, is reprising his role as Alfie Wickers, now a British transplant and an unorthodox young teacher in the San Diego public school system. Alfie loves his students, but his youthful, often naive enthusiasm and unconventional methods put him at odds with the test-obsessed administrators. Snow, repped by ICM Partners, Magnolia Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham, will play Sarah McIntyre, an earnest and book-smart chemistry teacher who is the object of Alfie’s eye as her current boyfriend is leaving the country. Rosie Perez co-stars the school’s hard-assed vice principal. Craig Zisk is directing from a script by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory.
Isaiah Washington Leaves Caliber Media After 4 Months; Brittany Snow Signs With Magnolia Entertainment
EXCLUSIVE: Isaiah Washington has ditched his management reps at Caliber Media only four months after signing with the firm. Sources say it was a dispute over commission percentages and a variety of projects that the company had found for Washington. The former Grey’s Anatomy actor signed with Caliber Media and Inqlusion Entertainment for representation in all areas back in March after leaving APA. Washington was hot earlier this year coming off of his Sundance pic Blue Caprice, the Beltway sniper drama he exec produced. IFC’s Sundance Selects will release the film on September 13. He next stars in John Sayles’ upcoming Go For Sisters, The Trials of Cate McCall with Kate Beckinsale, and The CW’s midseason series The Hundred.
Meanwhile, Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, Hairspray) is expanding her management team. She’s signed with Magnolia Entertainment where she’ll be repped by Kimberlin Belloni and Shelley Browning. Snow, who’s also got features The Potters and There’s Always Woodstock on her docket, was also cast in the lead on Fox and WB TV’s redeveloped legal comedy The Assistants opposite Stephen Root and Catherine O’Hara. She will continue to be repped by ICM and PJ Shapiro.
Deadline’s Dominic Patten contributed to this report.
Brittany Snow has been cast as a lead in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot To My Future Assistant. Written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Kreamer and directed by Peyton Reed, Assistant revolves around the assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help each other cope with the obnoxious overbearing bosses who test their sanity on a daily basis. Snow, repped by ICM Partners and attorney PJ Shapiro, will play Jen, a super-ambitious young woman who can’t stand being a legal assistant for another day and hopes to snag an associate lawyer position at her firm now that she’s passed the bar. The actress, who recently recurred on Fox’s Ben & Kate, joins Catherine O’Hara, Joe Egender and Melissa Tang.
Pitch Perfect explores the world of competitive college a cappella singing. It marks the feature directing debut of Jason Moore, who directed Broadway’s Avenue Q. He also directed episodes of Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Brothers & Sisters and Everwood. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Adam Devine, Skylar Astin and Rebel Wilson star. The Universal release currently is slated to open October 5.
Brittany Snow has been cast in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot 1600 Penn, about a dysfunctional first family. Conceived by Jason Winer, Jon Lovett and Josh Gad, the pilot is directed by Winer. Snow, repped by ICM and Brillstein Entertainment, will play Becca, the overachieving and perfectionist eldest daughter of the President who helped raise her siblings. She joins Gad, who is plays Skip, her gregarious and clumsy older brother. 20th TV is producing.
Starring Brittany Snow (Hairspray), Evan Ross (ATL), Christian Serratos (Twilight series), J. Michael Trautmann and David Oyelowo (The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), 96 MINUTES is told in an interlocking structure centering around four young lives which collide in a shocking and terrifying moment with an acutely uncertain outcome. With acclaimed performances by a multicultural cast, this richly complex moral tale touches on the issues of race, class, friendship and our connections to the past.
Harry’s Law co-stars Brittany Snow and Aml Ameen won’t be back when the NBC series returns for a second season in the fall. Kathy Bates and Nate Corddry are staying put on David E. Kelley’s legal dramedy, which is expected to undergo some tweaks. I hear that Snow first approached the studio, Warner Bros. TV, about getting released 6 episodes into the series’ production as her character was not getting traction. She was given permission to do a pilot this past season. She pursued that but ended up not doing a pilot. More from our sister site TVLine.com, which broke the news:
Content Film has acquired international rights to the Aimee Lagos-directed drama 96 Minutes. Inspired by true events, the thriller is about four young people caught up in a terrifying carjacking. It stars Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Christian Serratos, Jonathan Michael Trautman and David Oyelowo. Ross won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Content will sell the film at Cannes, while Paradigm is repping North America.