The Bellas of Pitch Perfect are coming back. And Elizabeth Banks, who both produced and starred in the 2012 musical comedy, will be making her feature directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2. Aca-awesome?
According to insiders, stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are also "likely to return" for the sequel. We can only hope the same will be true of Utkarsh Ambudkar, the man who deserves to be the star of any Pitch Perfect fan fiction or sequels.
Banks, who played a commentator in the first film, was deemed a good fit by Universal. "Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success," said Universal's Donna Langley. "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."
Pitch Perfect, with a budget of only $17 million, grossed more than $115 million worldwide and the soundtrack recently went platinum. Kay Kannon, who wrote Pitch Perfect, is also writing Pitch Perfect 2.