The lovely Elizabeth Banks is going to give her directorial chops a try and is going to step behind the lens for the first time to helm "Pitch Perfect 2". You better acs-believe it! She produced and had a small but fantastic role in the first film, so directing the sequel feels like a great fit for her first endeavor.
The original film took audiences by storm and was packed with terrific characters, witty dialogue and just the right amount of sass and crudeness. The film racked up an impressive $113 million on a $17 million budget, so murmurs of a sequel have been in development for a while now.
The wonderful stars of the film including Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, are believed to be returning as well, despite nothing being official yet. What would an a cappella competition be without Fat Amy?
Banks has proven she is a multi-talented actress with range. She showcased her dramatic abilities in "People Like Us", her comedy as seen in "Zack and Miri Make A Porno", and a little bit of everything with her portrayal of the eccentric but lovable Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games". She strikes me as the type of actress that will prove she has what it takes to direct and I can't wait to see her showcase that in this incredible sequel.
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