Anna Kendrick Makes A Strong Case For Replacing Zayn Malik: Watch

It's Kendrick vs. Krasinski in a 'Lip Sync Battle' showdown for the ages.

In one of the most highly anticipated “Lip Sync Battle” showdowns yet, noted multi-talented charmer Anna Kendrick faces off against fellow charismatic prankster John Krasinski.

It should be noted that Krasinski is one of the originators of the lip sync battle game, having appeared on the first showdown on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.” That means he holds a glaring advantage in this game and, you’d think, automatically annihilate any competitor who dare stand in his way.

But no one puts Anna in a corner, and judging by this clip from the new episode airing Thursday (April 16), she’s bringing the heat by adding a lethal dose of psychological warfare to the game.

As Kendrick whips out her best boy band moves during One Direction’s “Steal My Girl,” a video montage showing Krasinski’s wife, (and Anna’s “Into the Woods” costar) Emily Blunt, plays next to her. The “Pitch Perfect 2” star then takes it one step further by ripping her jacket open to reveal a shirt with her and Blunt’s pictures in a heart. Krasinski is nearly doubled over in laughter, but we’re thinking that’s the nervous hysterics of someone who knows they’re going DOWN.

Then again, we already know from this trailer that his rebuttal includes a diva-licious version of “Proud Mary” in which he flaunts his bod in a sparkly silver minidress. So maybe this battle really will come down to the wire.

In any case, we’re thinking we should probably add Kendrick to our list of possible Zayn Malik replacements because homegirl pulls off a mean Harry Styles impression.

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