Elizabeth Banks To Direct Pitch Perfect Sequel; Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson Likely To Return

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We already owe a huge chunk of thanks to Elizabeth Banks for bringing us the delightful surprise comedy musical hit Pitch Perfect, and now the producer/star will don another hat for the inevitable sequel: She'll be directing Pitch Perfect 2, according to THR.

The first film, which Banks optioned from the nonfiction book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory, followed Anna Kendrick as a college freshman begrudingly roped into the world of collegiate a capella, where she met and made friends with such characters as Anna Camp and Brittany Snow's disgraced almost-champions determined to make a comeback and, of course, Rebel Wilson's Fat Amy.

THR also reports that Kendrick and Wilson are likely to return for the sequel, signifying this won't be a sequel in the vein of Bring It On and Step Up, wherein new characters and storylines are introduced in each sequel. Kay Cannon, who wrote the first film, will also write this one. It's been set to be released sometime in 2015.

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