Hailee Steinfeld joins Pitch Perfect 2

The 17-year-old star will be flexing her vocal chords with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow

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A-ca-huddle, now! The Barden Bellas have got themselves a new member in the shape of Hollywood star Hailee Steinfeld.

The 17-year-old actress is joining the cast of Pitch Perfect 2 - and she'd better start practising her riff-offs or get ready for a pitch-slapping... 

Musical comedy Pitch Perfect followed all-girl a cappella group The Barden Bellas as they took on their male rivals The Trebles. 

The second film will follow Beca and Fat Amy as they embark on their senior year at Barden university 

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are all confirmed to be reprising their roles in the sequel, which is being directed by Elizabeth Banks.

Banks - who you might recognise from the first Pitch Perfect film, as well a roles in The Hunger Games, 30 Rock and Scrubs - welcomed the film's newest cast member on Twitter, saying: 

Steinfeld also tweeted her excitment:

The star first rose to fame as Mattie Ross in True Grit, a role she was Oscar nominated for. She's since starred in Romeo and Juliet and Ender's Game, and is set to appear in upcoming films Barely Lethal, The Keeping Room, Term Life, The Homesman and Ten Thousand Saints. 

Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon is writing the screenplay for the sequel while Paul Brooks, Max Handelman, Scott Niemeyer and Jeff Levine will produce. 

Need a reminder of how awesome the first film was? 

Pitch Perfect 2 will hit UK cinemas 15 May 2015.