Elizabeth Banks To Return To Director's Chair For Pitch Perfect 3

banksAccording to Variety, Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks will return for the third installment. Already slated for a August 4th, 2017 opening, the film will reunite her with stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. Writer Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two films, is also set to return.

The first film, about an all-women college a cappella group at a college that takes a cappella really seriously, was a surprisingly charming film and quite successful. The sequel, released earlier this year, blew away expectations, making Pitch Perfect an important part of Universal Pictures' summer schedule.

As Variety notes, Banks has a number of projects in development both in front of and behind the camera, including Sony's upcoming reboot of Charlie's Angels and hosting Saturday Night Live in November.