Elizabeth Banks to Make Directorial Debut with "Pitch Perfect 2"

Posted Monday January 27, 2014 10:08 PM GMT

Entering familiar territory for her directorial debut, Elizabeth Banks signed on to direct "Pitch Perfect 2."

According to Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley, "Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success."

Continuing to gush, she added, "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.'”

With original cast members all rumored to be returning, the musical comedy sequel is planned to hit theaters sometime next year.

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