Actress Elizabeth Banks is set to direct the sequel to the musical comedy Pitch Perfect.
The Hunger Games actress co-starred and produced the original film and is set to do the same in Pitch Perfect 2, but this time she’ll also be in the director’s chair for the first time, Variety reports. The film’s other stars, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, will also be returning, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Elizabeth originated the idea for ‘Pitch Perfect’ and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success,” said Universal Picture chairman 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.’”
The original film’s screenwriter, Kay Cannon, will write Pitch Perfect 2.