John Lithgow swaps The Crown for a capella as he joins the cast of Pitch Perfect 3

After playing Sir Winston Churchill, Lithgow has signed on to the third movie in the musical franchise


We didn’t see much of John Lithgow’s singing ability in The Crown. There just weren’t that many scenes when Sir Winston Churchill spontaneously broke into song.


As a bona fide singing star (he’s recorded albums, dontcha know) we should be hearing more from John’s pipes in his new project – Pitch Perfect 3.


It’s a piece of casting we didn’t see coming, but it’s been revealed that the 71-year-old star of Broadway has signed up to the third film in the franchise alongside Elizabeth Banks, Ruby Rose, Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld and Rebel Wilson.

John Lithgow was part of the original cast of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

No further details about the role or the plot of the film have so far been revealed.

What we do know is that Skylar Astin who plays Jesse Swanson won’t be returning for PP3 – and neither will any of the Treblemakers.


Plus we were all expecting the aca-awesome third Pitch Perfect film to hit cinemas in July 2017, but now we’re going to have to wait an extra five months for another round of catchy acapella routines as it will release over Christmas instead.