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Anna Kendrick Circling The Last Five Years

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19:  Actress Anna Kendrick attends the Summer Party on the HIGH LINE, Presented by COACH at The Highline on June 19, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Coach)

Anna Kendrick is following up Pitch Perfect with another music-heavy role. She's apparently onboard to star in the film adaptation of stage musical The Last Five Years, according to Moviehole. She'd play Cathy, the female lead. The play uses a split narrative to trace the arc of a failed relationship: Cathy tells her story in reverse chronological order, starting with the end of her marriage, while her eventually ex-husband Jamie tells his story in regular chronological order, starting with their courtship. (The characters only overlap on their wedding day.) Between this and playing Cinderella in a recent Into the Woods reading, Kendrick has really positioned herself as the go-to starlet who can sing. Sorry, Anne Hathaway!

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