Elizabeth Banks Set to Director ‘Pitch Perfect’ Sequel

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It's been nearly a year since the Pitch Perfect sequel was announced, and ever since then, we've been waiting with bated breath to know details about the film's second installment. However, we can only wait so long without getting impatient, and just when we had given up hope, we get some aca-awesome news that any Bella (or Treblemaker) will appreciate.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks is set to direct the film's sequel in what will be her feature film directorial debut. (!) Not only is this amazing because A. this actually means the sequel is happening and B. EFFIE TRINKET IS DIRECTING THE PITCH PERFECT SEQUEL. Our fangirl worlds are colliding and it's a beautiful thing. Also, this makes sense since Elizabeth had a small part in the OG Pitch Perfect, and apparently, she'll also be returning in the same (on-screen) capacity for the sequel.

Also returning is Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon, and though it's not official, many "insiders" are guessing that the film's stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will be back for round two as well. Skylar Astin better be in it too or we will riot in the streets!

Still no word on an exact release date (IMDB says it'll be out some time in 2015) or a plot for that matter, but this news is getting us all kinds of excited. What about you? Do you think Elizabeth will do a good job with the sequel? Sound off in the comments section!

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