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Elizabeth Banks to Direct ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

Elizabeth Banks will be making her directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect 2.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actress who co-starred in and produced the original 2012 hit, will reprise her role as commentator Gail.

“Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success,” Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley told the Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are also “likely to return.” That’s great and all, but we’re whispering special prayers to the movie gods that the Maccabeats make a cameo (and apparently, we’re not the only ones).

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