It was (sort of) based on a book

It was (sort of) based on a book

A cameo appearance by one of the book's teams in the film

It was the screenwriter’s first film

It was the screenwriter’s first film

Additionally making his debut was the director.

Additionally making his debut was the director.

The initial selection for Beca was Anna Kendrick.

Rebel Wilson got the role in the room

Rebel Wilson got the role in the room