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Elizabeth Banks to make directorial debut

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Elizabeth Banks

It has been confirmed that Elizabeth Banks will make her feature directorial debut with the follow-up to the 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect.

The Hunger Games actress co-starred in and produced the original movie which starred Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson who look set to return for the sequel.

The movie told the story of a college student who joins an a capaella group called the Bellas. The movie was a surprise hit and grossed over $115 million worldwide, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Universal Pictures chairperson Donna Langley said "Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success. 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.”

Banks has previously directed some comedic shorts and was most recently seen on screen as Effie Trinket in the second movie in The Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire.

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