By Ellie Hensley, Staff Writer at Atlanta Business Chronicle
Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect 3” is reportedly filming at Tyler Perry Studios’ former location on Continental Colony Parkway.
Multiple film industry sources said the movie is filming at the 57-acre site, which includes five sound stages, offices, production and post-production space.
Perry put the property near Greenbriar Mall on the market in July 2016 for $25 million. TPS President Ozzie Areu first announced Perry would look for a buyer in May 2015. An NAI Brannen Goddard team represents Perry in negotiations. While it searches for a buyer, it is leasing the stages to film and television productions other than Perry’s own.
“It is still for sale, and most importantly there’s a lot of activity there,” said David Cole, vice president of special operations at NAI Brannen Goddard. “Ultimately we believe we’ll have a sale done shortly… We have focused on both [leases and sales] but our primary consideration is selling the property.”
TPS vacated the property after it bought 330 acres of Fort McPherson in Atlanta to convert into a studio complex with up to 16 stages.
The Peach State stands to earn millions from the production. According to Box Office Mojo, the first “Pitch Perfect” had a production budget of $17 million and its sequel’s budget was $29 million.
“Pitch Perfect” has been an immensely successful franchise so far. The first movie, which premiered in 2012, grossed $65 million in the United States. The 2015 sequel grossed $184 million domestically. In the third installment, Anna Kendrick will reprise her starring role in the film alongside Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson.