Parenting Duties and Scheduling Conflicts the Reason for Elizabeth Banks' 'Pitch Perfect 3' Departure
Elizabeth Banks has addressed her departure from Universal's second Pitch Perfect sequel, saying that the delayed shoot would interfere with her duties as a parent.
The film has been pushed for a Christmas 2017 release as opposed to Summer of the same year. "We've been in development and it's taking longer than we thought," the actress said, following directing and producing duties on Pitch Perfect 3.
“I thought I was going to direct the movie in the summer,” said Banks, who has two children. “It was really important to me to direct the movie in summer because if we pushed into fall it bumped up against my parental responsibilities which made me feel uncomfortable.”