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After making her breakout directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2, Elizabeth Banks is now set to return to direct PITCH PERFECT 3, the third installment in Universal’s hit musical-comedy franchise. Banks was highly rumored to return, though it wasn’t a done deal until now.
Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson are already set to reprise their respective roles. Banks will direct from a script penned by Kay Cannon, who wrote the previous installments. Banks is also returning to produce with Max Handelman via their Brownstone Productions shingle, along with Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment.
Banks career as a director has taken off, as the multi-talented actress, producer, and director was most recently tapped to direct Universal’s Red Queen adaptation. Banks is also tackling Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, though that will come after both Red Queen and Pitch Perfect 3.
As an actress, Banks most recently appeared on Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer revival and turned in a lauded performance in the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy. She’ll next star in the final Hunger Games pic and will host Saturday Night Live on November 14th.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor
This news was first reported by Variety.