Elizabeth Banks to direct Pitch Perfect 2

News Simon Brew
28 Jan 2014 - 06:19

Elizabeth Banks is set to make her feature directing debut with the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2...

The sequel to 2012's surprise hit musical comedy Pitch Perfect is pressing ahead, and there's a change of personnel in the director's chair. Jason Moore helmed the first film, which starred Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. For the second, Elizabeth Banks is making her feature directing debut.

Banks took a small role in the first film, but perhaps most notably was also its producer (having championed the project in the first place). Kay Cannon is penning the script again, having also written the first film, and Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are both expected to lead the returnees.

There's no timescale that we know of on the movie, but we can't imagine Universal will want to hang around. The soundtrack sales alone did major business with Pitch Perfect, and there's little reason why Pitch Perfect 2 won't enjoy similar success.

More on the film as we hear it.

The Hollywood Reporter.

Follow our Twitter feed for faster news and bad jokes right here. And be our Facebook chum here.

Read More About

Sponsored Links