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Elizabeth Banks Confirmed to Direct 'Pitch Perfect 2'

January 28, 2014 (2:52 am) GMT
The sequel to Anna Kendrick starrer will become a directorial debut for the Effie Trinket of 'The Hunger Games'.
Elizabeth Banks

"" is happening. The sequel to musical comedy starring and has officially been announced. who produced the first movie and played a small but memorable role in it will step behind the lens for the follow-up story. It will mark her directorial debut.

"Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success," says Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley. "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'."

The Hollywood Reporter learns that Kay Cannon, who turned Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book into a screenplay for the first film, will return to script the upcoming sequel. Kendrick and Wilson are expected to reprise their respective roles as well. Besides directing the film, Banks will once again serve as one of the producers.

Directed by Jason Moore, "" performed surprisingly well in 2012. Costing only $17 million to produce, the film grossed over $100 million worldwide. Following a college freshman who reluctantly joins an a cappella group and leads it to the finals, it also went on to win multiple awards including MTV Movie Awards.

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