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.

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I'm not in the slightest bit ashamed when I say the first is one of my favourites, so I'm pretty pleased about this.

Loved the first. Properly hilarious with some damn catchy tunes. I'll be there for this.

Sounds very mealy-mouthed to say it but hurray for another woman film director - we need more!

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