October 28, 2015 @ 4:30 PM
Well, this is aca-awesome. Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Elizabeth Banks will return to direct Pitch Perfect 3, and we couldn't be more excited to hear that she'll back behind the camera.
It comes as no surprise that Banks will helm the sequel, as Pitch Perfect 2 was an undeniable success. The film opened with $69 million at the box office in its first weekend, making it the highest domestic opening for a first-time director.
The actress-turned director will reunite with former co-stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Hailee Steinfeld in the next installment in the series, which will hit theaters on July 21, 2017.
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While we have to wait over a year for the next film, you can see Banks in next month's highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay – Part 2 as the eccentric Effie Banks.