updated 05/01/2014 AT 12:50 PM ET
•originally published 05/01/2014 AT 4:45 PM ET
Get ready to sing, because Pitch Perfect 2 is off and running!
The actress later took to Twitter to share the news, writing, “It’s official and I’m SO excited!” She also attached a Twitpic of her from the movie’s official Twitter feed splashed with the words “Welcome to the Bellas, Hailee Steinfeld,” as it name-checked the a cappella group that rocked the first film.
Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) April 30, 2014
The plot hasn’t been revealed, but Kendrick and Wilson’s characters are expected to be graduating seniors. They were incoming freshmen in the first film, which was released in 2012 and became a word-of-mouth hit.
In late April, on the first day of rehearsals for the sequel, Wilson posted a photo to Twitter of herself with the film’s director, Elizabeth Banks, and fellow cast members Ester Dean, Brittany Snow, Kelley Jakle, Alexis Knapp and Hana Mae Lee.
The movie is being shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the filmmakers are still looking for extras to play “male and female hipsters and hippie types (age range is 20s-30s),” according to the Baton Rouge Film Commission’s Facebook page.
Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) April 22, 2014