Anna Kendrick to lead a cappella romcom Pitch Perfect

She'll play a collegiate crooner

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.

Pleased to see Kendrick getting her chance to take the lead? Or does this sound a bit Glee-lite to you? Let us know...

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