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Meet Das Sound Machine from 'Pitch Perfect 2' in exclusive preview

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Richard Cartwright

The hometown Barden Bellas meet their match when they face off against Das Sound Machine in this exclusive preview of Pitch Perfect 2. DSM are a troupe of leather-clad, supremely confident Germans who first emerge as the Bellas’ arch nemesis during an outlandish a capella version of Muse’s “Uprising,” with its pumping club lyrics, “We will be victorious!”

The group is led by actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Game of Thrones) and YouTube funnyman Flula Borg, who each jumped at the chance to play ridiculous comic villains. “My background is in more dramatic roles, but the attraction of this business is being able to enter into these different comic universes and just go crazy with it,” Sørensen recently told EW.

But while the actress (who’s actually Danish) had to pump herself up for all the singing and dancing the role required, her costar and viral-video superstar Borg needed to calm himself down. “I had to run many, many sprints outside—both in my mind and in real life,” Borg told EW. “Otherwise I’d be bouncing around like a mad jellybean.”

Pitch Perfect 2 opens in theaters on May 15.

The German singing group Das Sound Machine needed outfits that screamed “Euro,” Pérez says. He used 70 yards of pleather and “lots and lots” of fishnets to create this look. “The first fittings took so long because boys typically don’t put on fishnets,” Pérez says, laughing. “To watch them struggle was the funniest thing ever. I wish we had filmed it!”

Richard Cartwright

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