John Lithgow Joins 'Pitch Perfect 3' Cast

John Lithgow at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 23, 2017. 

John Lithgow, who recently won the SAG Award for his work on Netflix series The Crown, is joining the cast of Pitch Perfect 3.

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are returning to star in the third installment of the musical comedy franchise from Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment.The cast also includes Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Ruby Rose and Brittany Snow.

Lithgow's character description is being kept under wraps.

Trish Sie will direct the film, which has a script by Kay Cannon, with the most recent draft written by Mike White.

Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions are producing the next installment. Universal VP production Sara Scott is overseeing for the studio.

Pitch Perfect 3 will be released December 22, 2017.

Lithgow played Winston Churchill on The Crown and was most recently seen in Beatriz at Dinner, which premiered at Sundance and was sold to Roadside Attractions. He's repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and Hansen, Jacobson.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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