She’s a Tony and Oscar award nominee so it’s not surprising that Hollywood would be after Anna Kendrick for the latest crop of musical adaptations. After a storming performance in “Pitch Perfect“, Kendrick was most recently reading for an adaptation of the Broadway smash “Into The Woods“. Now Moviehole reports that the rising actress has snagged the lead role in another musical adaptation, the Chicago-born play “The Last Five Years“.
Richard LaGravenese will adapt and direct the film from Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed play, which follows the relationship of struggling actress Cathy (Kendrick) and her partner who is a novelist. The play uses “a form of storytelling in which the young woman’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and the male’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters did not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect.”
Kendrick was most recently seen in Robert Redford‘s “The Company You Keep” and law enforcement drama “End of Watch“, which has been screening at festivals around the globe including TIFF and the London Film Festival. She recently wrapped on indie comedy “Get a Job” opposite Miles Teller and was an early front-runner for the female lead in “Captain America 2“.