MANILA, Philippines - A Fil-Am a cappella group will join the cast of the upcoming movie Pitch Perfect 2.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, The Filharmonic, composed of VJ Rosales, Joe Caigoy, Trace Gaynor, Barry Fortgang, Jules Cruz, and Niko Del Rey will appear in the movie alongside Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
The movie will be directed by Elizabeth Banks, who was a producer of the first movie.
Elizabeth also welcomed the group to the cast on her official website, saying: "We thought the Bellas and the Trebles needed some competition. Meet the gentlemen of The Filharmonic. They’ll be joining the Pitch Perfect 2 team."
The group rose to fame when they participated in the reality show The Sing-Off in December 2013.
According to the same report, the group is known for their urban hip-hop sound with a '90s nostalgic touch.
"Through social network and a strong kinship to their Filipino culture they have found their niche in the musical community. Though their passion for great music is on par, their combined talents come from a wide variety of backgrounds in the performing arts industry, including pop, a capella, jazz, opera, theater, classical, etc. Together they honor their Filipino heritage through incredibly nuanced musical performances that are both moving and fun to experience," reads part of the description on thefilharmonic.com.
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Prior to The Filharmonic, another group, YouTube stars/ a cappella group Pentatonix was also announced as part of the cast. – Rappler.com