Tune In: Pitch Perfect Sequel Announced
What do a cappella, Fat Amy, corny turns of aca-phrase, and Elizabeth Banks all have in common? If you guessed Pitch Perfect the sequel, you’re spot on. Fans of the 2012 film that had us all humming that annoying song — which, up till then was perfectly pleasant — The Sign, originally by Ace of Base, will be excited to hear that Pitch Perfect 2 has been announced by both Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)-owned Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films that made the original. Elizabeth Banks, known for her role on 30 Rock, The Hunger Games, and the first Pitch Perfect, also wrote the original adaption for the first film, a re-working of Mickey Rapkin’s book. Now, she’s back on board writing the second film, according to the Hollywood Reporter, with plans in place for her to direct the sequel — her first foray into feature length directing, having directed comedy shorts in the past.
“Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success. She brings an enormous amount of energy and experience to everything she works on and we’re thrilled that she is making her feature directional debut on Pitch Perfect 2,” said Donna Langley, Chair of Universal Pictures, to the Hollywood Reporter.