After making her directorial feature film debut in PITCH PERFECT 2, Elizabeth Banks will not be returning to the director’s chair due to scheduling for the next installment.
It seems that everyone was in agreement that banks will direct PITCH PERFECT 3, but a change in schedule by Universal pushing the release dates from July 21, 2017, to December 22, 2017, may be a factor. Additionally, she is also quite busy with parental duties and starring in the POWER RANGERS movie as the villainess Rita Repulsa.
Banks will continue to serve as producer and star in the movie. Nearly all the main cast members, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are returning. The script is being penned by Kay Cannon.