In ’The Last Five Years' trailer, Anna Kendrick continues to resuscitate movie musicals

December 8, 2014 5:40 PM

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It’s a good time to be a musical on film, as the genre is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. And if said movie has singing and self-deprecating humor, who you gonna call? Anna Kendrick.

Her latest offering is an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical “The Last Five Years.” The play deals with the birth and death of a love affair between Cathy Hiatt (Kendrick) and Jamie Wellerstein (Jeremy Jordan). Instead of a linear story, it’s written using an intercutting timeline device. ...

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