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Elizabeth Banks to direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

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Elizabeth Banks is set to direct the musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2.

The exclusive news reported by The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, January 27, says that Banks will make her feature directorial debut with the musical sequel.

Banks produced the original Pitch Perfect (2012), and had a small role playing Gail Abernathy-McKadden, an ICCA commentator.

Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley said in a statement, "Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success. She brings an enormous amount of energy and experience to everything she works on and we’re thrilled that she is making her feature directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2.”

Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are expected to reprise their roles as Beca and Fat Amy respectively.

Kay Cannon will also returns as writer for Pitch Perfect 2.

The musical comedy will be produced by Universal and Gold Circle.

Banks recently reprised her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and lends her voice in the upcoming Lego Movie out February 7.

There is no official release date for Pitch Perfect 2 yet.


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