The success of the “Pitch Perfect” franchise has once again proved that the Barden Bellas can’t be “aca-stopped”.
Besides Kendrink and Wilson, Brittany Snow has also closed her deal to reprise her role of Chloe. Screenwriter Kay Cannon, who wrote the first 2 “Pitch Perfect” films, is also back on board to pen the script for the 3rd film.
However, the biggest question is: “Who will helm the 3rd “Pitch Perfect” movie?” Well, that’s no longer a mystery.
More aca-awesomeness will be coming our way as sources told Variety that Elizabeth Banks will return to the franchise to direct “Pitch Perfect 3”!
Banks made her feature film directorial debut earlier this year through “Pitch Perfect 2“. In this film, she also served as producer and co-starred in it as Gail Abernathy-McKadden, a commentator for the ICCAs.
The sequel, which garnered critical acclaim, set a record for a first-time director as it grossed over USD285 million worldwide on a USD29 million budget. That’s more than double the worldwide box office for the 2012 original, which was adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s book “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory”.
Banks’ husband and producing partner, Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, will return to produce the threequel alongside Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment. It is unclear whether Hailee Steinfield and Chrissie Fitt, who joined the 2nd film as newcomers, will reprise their respective roles.
As for Banks, she will be seen next in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”. The actress will also host “Saturday Night Live” on 14th November. As a director, she is currently working on Uni’s “Red Queen” adaptation and Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, though both films are still in development.
So, are you excited about the new “Pitch Perfect” movie? Who do you think should join the cast? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.