We’re fairly certain there’s a sort of Anna Kendrick-shaped bat signal that must go up every time a Hollywood studio decides to do a musical movie, because homegirl has currently got the genre on lock. First there was Pitch Perfect (and its forthcoming sequel), now Into the Woods, and soon: The Last Five Years. The beloved and acclaimed off-Broadway musical over which theater fans go absolutely nutters has been given a big screen adaptation starring the aforementioned and all-powerful (seriously, listen to those belts) Kendrick and former Smash star Jeremy Jordan. And if you’re into songified feels, this is going to be the one for you.
In a new trailer that debuted on Monday morning, we learn that The Last Five Years is a story of one relationship (Jamie and Cathy) from two different perspectives: his starting from the beginning of it all, and hers from the end of it. It’s a powerful structure that creates an emotional storyline about one relationship and how sometimes — even with the best of intentions and hopes for the future — things simply fall apart.
But hey — at least there’s singing, right? Yeah well, if you haven’t seen the original musical then you have no IDEA just how much singing awaits you. It’s a lot. Like, the whole entire musical. Get ready for a veritable smorgasbord of sing, sing, sing, siiiiingiiiiiiing!
Though there’s no official release date yet, The Last Five Years will hit theaters in 2015.
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