Elizabeth Banks to direct ‘Pitch Perfect’ sequel

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars Online

000_was8095334.99a5d112818.w400(Relaxnews) – The American actress will make her directorial debut with the follow-up to the 2013 musical comedy feature.

"Pitch Perfect" is set in the world of competitive singing. ©All Rights Reserved.

“Pitch Perfect” is set in the world of competitive singing.
©All Rights Reserved.

Just shy of her 40th birthday (February 10), Elizabeth Banks is getting ready for a major career milestone. The actress propelled to fame in the “Spider-Man” trilogy and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” has been chosen by Universal to helm the sequel to “Pitch Perfect,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Banks, who had a small role in the original musical film and who has directed a handful of short films, will also appear on screen in the sequel, which will continue the musical story of The Bellas, a college women’s singing group. Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson will also return to their roles.

“Pitch Perfect” grossed $113.04 million worldwide at the box office, much to the satisfaction of its producers, especially considering the film’s budget of just $17 million.

Watch the trailer for the 2012 movie “Pitch Perfect”: youtu.be/tjlCqm6j0d0 

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