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Victor Smith Victor Smith
January 28th, 2014 10:12pm EST

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Elizabeth Banks is set to step behind the camera to make her directorial debut with the sequel to hit 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect.

The actress produced and co-starred in the original film, which starred Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson.

Screenwriter Kay Cannon, who wrote the first film, is on board for the sequel, along with Kendrick and Wilson.

The first film, about a college freshman who joins her shool's all-girl singing group and takes them to the school finals agains the guys in a singing competition.

"Elizabeth originated the idea for 'Pitch Perfect' and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success," Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley told The Hollywood Reporter. "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 first film grossed over $65 million and spawned a soundtrack that featured Kendrick's smash-hit "Cups," which went triple platinum.

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