Okay, so the news of Pitch Perfect 3 might not be surprising. After the second film took home $285 million worldwide (against a $29 million budget) it was pretty much a guarantee that a third movie would be following close behind.
But no one knew for sure if director Elizabeth Banks would return. She is the juice that keeps this laugh factory running, so it would have been devastating to lose her. But thankfully, we won’t have to worry about Pitch Perfect life without Banks. Variety is reporting that the 41-year-old actress/director has agreed to direct the third film in the series.
In addition to that good news, we also know screenwriter Kay Cannon will return to write the third installment. She is the writer behind the screenplay for both the original film and its sequel. Of course, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson have all agreed to take on this next film, so it looks like the dream team will have one more chance to create another money-making hit.
The film is scheduled to be released August 4, 2017. But if you can’t wait that long to see Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson again on the big screen, don’t you worry! Kendrick has several movies she’s working on at the moment, including a huge comedy film with Zac Efron and Aubrey Plaza titled Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. It’ll be released summer of 2016.
You can watch Wilson in the romantic comedy How to be Single on February 12, 2016.