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‘The Last Five Years’: Anna Kendrick Sings Her Heart Out In New Musical

Mon, December 8, 2014 12:41pm EDT by Lauren Cox Add first Comment

The new queen of musicals has done it again. In the first trailer for ‘The Last Five Years,’ Anna Kendrick belts her way through a rocky relationship with Jeremy Jordan. Click inside to WATCH!

In The Last Five Years, Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan portray a former couple who are reliving their relationship from two very different perspectives. The heartbreaking trailer reveals your first look at the stage-to-film adaptation, which is filled with tears, laughter, love, and, most importantly, loss.

‘The Last Five Years’ Trailer: Anna Kendrick Sings About Jeremy Jordan

Am I the only one who could listen to Ms. Kendrick sing endlessly until the day I die? Um, I hope not.

In the first trailer for her latest musical, The Last Five Years, a blonde Anna portrays Cathy Hiatt — an aspiring Broadway star who is going over the trials and tribulations of her doomed relationship with successful writer, Jamie Wellerstein.

Interestingly enough, Jamie, who is portrayed by Broadway veteran Jeremy Jordan, is doing the exact same thing — except he’s reliving their relationship from the beginning, while she’s going backwards.

I know that sounds confusing, but I promise you — it’s not. It’s actually a beautiful tale of two people who fall in love, change drastically, and fall out of love when they have nothing left to fight for.

‘TL5Y’ Stays Loyal & Features Many Cameos On Film

Oh, and did I mention the entire story is told through song? That’s the best part — because the music, written by the brilliant Tony Award winning Jason Robert Brown, is not just moving, it manages to simplify what could have been a very complex and daunting story.

Plus, loyal fans of the show, which has continued on-and-off over the years in different off-Broadway runs, will recognize some familiar faces. Cameos made by Sherie Rene Scott — the first woman to ever bring Cathy to life on stage — as well as Betsy Wolfe and Jason himself will charm your pants off.

The Last Five Years hits limited theaters on Feb. 13, which is Valentine’s Day weekend. It will also be available on VOD, so be sure to check with your cable provider for a release date!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers — Are you excited to see Anna and Jeremy fall in love and then break up in The Last Five Years? What’s YOUR favorite musical? Comment below!

— Lauren Cox

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