'Pitch Perfect 3' Loses Director Elizabeth Banks
Universal Pictures will start the search for a new director as Variety reports Elizabeth Banks has departed the sequel to the studio's musical comedy franchise.
Banks' departure is reportedly amicable and is due to scheduling conflicts. Banks is still on board to helm Universal's adaptation of young adult novel Red Queen, as well as the Charlie's Angels film at Sony Pictures.
Universal shifted their release of Pitch Perfect 3 from July 21, 2017 to December 22 of that year. Anna Kendrick, Britanny Snow and Rebel Wilson will all return for the sequel. Banks directed the second film in the franchise, and will remain on the project as producer and, potentially, star.