University students saw a slew of famous faces on campus Monday as Universal Pictures’ ”Pitch Perfect” began filming in the Quad.
Based on the book ”Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory,” the film is about an all-female glee club that overcomes obstacles to beat the renowned all-male glee club on campus.
The film stars actresses Brittany Snow and Anna Kendrick and is directed by Jason Moore, who has directed numerous episodes of TV shows like ”Dawson’s Creek,” ”One Tree Hill” and ”Everwood.” Elizabeth Banks, of ”Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and ”30 Rock” fame, was also spotted in the Quad and Pentagon.
Students in the Pentagon Residential Community awoke Monday to film trucks and crew littering the area, according to Sergio Enamorado, mechanical engineering freshman.
”I received a text this past weekend saying they will start filming,” Enamorado said. ”I stay in the Pentagon, and when I walked out today there were film trucks and extras and all that stuff, so I kind of woke up to it this morning.”
When Nicole O’Bryant, finance freshman, heard Brittany Snow was filming on campus, she immediately rushed to the Quad.
”I remember her in ‘John Tucker Must Die’ and ‘Hairspray,’ and I wanted to see her,” O’Bryant said. ”I’m not going to be one of those crazed, obsessed fans, but I might take a couple of pictures on my phone.”
O’Bryant said she’s excited about the possibility of ”accidentally” stumbling into a shot and ending up on the big screen.
”I heard they filmed in Baton Rouge for the ‘Twilight’ series last year, so I thought it was cool how they’re back and now they’re [on LSU’s campus], and you can be on TV,” O’Bryant said.
Enamorado believes exposure like this will help the University attract potential students.
”It brings a lot of awareness of what our school is like for those who don’t know,” Enamorado said. ”It might bring other people from other states because they’ve never seen what our school looks like.”