Actress Elizabeth Banks will make her feature directorial debut with the upcoming sequel to the 2012 musical comedy “Pitch Perfect” at Universal and Gold Circle.
Banks co-starred in and produced the original, and will also return in the same capacities in the sequel. Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are also likely to return.
In the first film, Kendrick played a freshman who reluctantly joins a college a cappella group and leads it to the finals. Kay Cannon, who wrote the first film, is writing “Pitch Perfect 2”.
The first film made $115 million worldwide from a $17 million budget, and became one of the top-performing DVD and VOD titles of 2013.