The Pitch Perfect 3 Director is Trish Sie!

Back in June, Universal Pictures was left in a bind when Elizabeth Banks vacated the Pitch Perfect 3 director slot. Now a tweet from Banks has revealed that the a cappella threequel will be helmed by Trish Sie, a music video helmer and choreographer who made her feature debut on 2014’s Step Up All InPitch Perfect 3 will hit the big screen on December 22, 2017. 

Banks’ departure was amicable and happened due to her busy schedule. Banks is also attached to direct a new big screen Charlie’s Angels movie at Sony Pictures and, back at Universal, a feature film adaptation of Victoria Aveyard’s young adult novel Red Queen.

Anna Kendrick, Britanny Snow and Rebel Wilson have already been confirmed to headline the returning cast of Pitch Perfect 3. Additional talent is expected to be confirmed in the near future. Pitch Perfect 2, which was directed by Banks, also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle and Hana Mae Lee.

Kay Cannon, who scripted the first two franchise entries, is working on the script for the third film. An Emmy-nominated writer and actress with a heavy improv background, Cannon is also known for her work on NBC‘s 30 Rock and FOX‘s New Girl.

Although Banks will not serve as the Pitch Perfect 3 director, she’ll remain aboard the project as producer and, presumably, star. Also producing Pitch Perfect 3 are series fixtures Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions.

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