Elizabeth Banks Will Direct 'Pitch Perfect 3'


Elizabeth Banks and the Bellas will be harmonizing again.

Banks, who directed “Pitch Perfect 2” to $184 million at the U.S. box office, is set to return as the director of “Pitch Perfect 3,” Variety reported Tuesday.

Ann Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson all have signed on for the third installment of the a cappella franchise, set to hit theaters in August 2017.

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Banks is among the hottest directors in Hollywood with deals in the works to direct a reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” and an adaptation of “Red Queen.” She’s also appearing in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and will host “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 14.