Banks to direct `Pitch Perfect` sequel

IANS| Updated: Jan 29, 2014, 10:53 AM IST

Los Angeles : Actress Elizabeth Banks will be donning the director`s hat for the first time for the sequel of "Pitch Perfect".

Banks will be making her debut as a director with the film, while she featured and produced the original.

"Elizabeth originated the idea for `Pitch Perfect` and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success. She brings an enormous amount of energy and experience to everything she works on and we`re thrilled that she is making her feature directorial debut on `Pitch Perfect 2`," The Hollywood Reporter quoted Donna Langley, Universal Pictures` chairman, as saying.

The original film was released in 2012 and also featured Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson