FILE - This Sept. 21, 2012 file photo shows actors Rebel Wilson, left, and Anna Kendrick, from the film "Pitch Perfect", posing in West Hollywood, Calif. Wilson and Kendrick will return for a third film in the "Pitch Perfect" franchise. “Pitch Perfect,” about a college all-girls a cappella singing group, has grown into a powerful box-office force. After the 2012 original made $115.4 million worldwide, “Pitch Perfect 2” has taken in $259.7 million globally since opening May 15.

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2012 file photo shows actors Rebel Wilson, left, and Anna Kendrick, from the film "Pitch Perfect", posing in West Hollywood, Calif. Wilson and Kendrick will return for a third film in the "Pitch Perfect" franchise. “Pitch Perfect,” about a college all-girls a cappella singing group, has grown into a powerful box-office force. After the 2012 original made $115.4 million worldwide, “Pitch Perfect 2” has taken in $259.7 million globally since opening May 15.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Bellas will be back again. Universal Pictures says another "Pitch Perfect" sequel is in the works.

The studio said Monday that Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will star in "Pitch Perfect 3," set for release in July 2017. Elizabeth Banks and her husband, Max Handelman, will return as producers.

"Pitch Perfect 2" has taken in more than $171 million domestically since it opened last month. The original film, released in 2012, was a sleeper hit that went onto collect more than $115 million worldwide.

The franchise follows the adventures of a competitive a capella singing group.

The Associated Press

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