Anna Kendrick Circling The Last Five Years

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: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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!