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Elizabeth Banks to direct Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect

Story by Jack Foley

ELIZABETH Banks will return to the director’s chair for Pitch Perfect 3.

The three-quel has already secured the return of cast members Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson, although it is not yet known what story the film will follow.

Banks, who will shortly be seen in the final part of the Hunger Games franchise, made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, which has earned $285.2 million world-wide and marked the highest US opening ever for a first-time director.

Its success has helped the actress-producer further her directing career. She has signed on to several projects, including the YA adaptation Red Queen and Sony’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels.

In addition to directing, Banks is producing along with her husband, Max Handelman. But it has yet to be confirmed whether she will reprise her role in the a capella franchise.

Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two films, will also be back on writing duties.

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