The cast of Pitch Perfect 2 have been teasing the second installment of the 2012 comedy with Instagram photos of their reunions and from the set. But Entertainment Weekly joined the stars on the movie’s set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for this week’s issue and pitch-slapped curious fans with some context on the sequel’s plot.
Brittany Snow (Chloe), Anna Kendrick (Beca), and Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy), all don colorful feather boas for the cover of the magazine. While on the set of Universal’s hit movie, EW learned that the Barden Bellas are on a temporary hiatus and Beca will be spending her time as an intern at a recording company.
“I’m just going to be moody and distant — artists love that, right?” Anna’s character says in the movie.
Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games franchise, appeared in the first Pitch Perfect as the singing judge, Gail. In the second installment, the 40-year-old will find herself behind the camera as the movie’s director.
“This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever had,” she jokes during a break in shooting, according to EW. “My first movie is this huge studio movie that a lot of people care about that also happens to be a musical with massive dance numbers. I don’t know what I was thinking.”
Pitch Perfect, also starring Adam DeVine as Bumper Allen and Skylar Astin as Jesse, will arrive in theaters on May 15, 2015. For more on EW‘s story on Pitch Perfect 2, grab a copy of their latest issue out on newsstands this Friday.