LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Banks is coming back to the world of a cappella to direct “Pitch Perfect 3.”READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody In Florida
Universal Pictures made the announcement Tuesday. The actress and producer made her directorial debut with this summer’s “Pitch Perfect 2.” The $29 million film has grossed $286 million worldwide to date.READ MORE: Israelis In South Florida Monitoring Violence In Home Country, Want It To Stop
A follow-up was green-lit soon after the sequel’s release, with Banks and husband Max Handelman returning as producers, but it had been unclear at that time whether Banks would decide to direct the third film.
“Pitch Perfect 3” is set for release Aug. 4, 2017. It will bring back stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Banks. Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two films, is set to pen the screenplay.MORE NEWS: Woman Who Snuck Into American Sr. High Posing As Student To Promote Instagram Account Bonds Out
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