Elizabeth Banks is Pitch Perfect


Universal Pictures has acquired rights to Mickey Rapkin’s nonfiction novel “Pitch Perfect” for Elizabeth Banks to produce.

The Hollywood Reporter says Kay Cannon (“30 Rock”) will write the adaptation, which Banks will produce with her Brownstone Productions partner Max Handelman.

Rapkin, senior editor at GQ magazine, spent a season covering competitive collegiate a cappella. He followed the teams from Tuft University, the University of Oregon and the University of Virginia, writing about the singing, groupies, partying and rivalries.

“Pitch” is intended to be a comedy set in that world.