‘Pitch Perfect 3’ update: Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks leaves franchise

By Anshul Hardikar | 3 years ago
‘Pitch Perfect 3’ update: Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks leaves franchise

“Pitch Perfect 2” proved to be a massive hit at the box office by taking in over $250 million in gross and easily surpassing it’s prequel in just about a week. Seeing this movie’s performance it does not come as a surprise if the producers are interested in making a third movie.

According to Cross Map, screenwriter Kay Cannon will be back for “Pitch Perfect 3,” however, it is not known whether rest of the cast and the director will be a part of it. In a recent interview with MTV, director of the movie Elizabeth Banks mentioned that she does not have an idea about where the movie is going to go this time around.

Cinema Blend also quoted a report from Deadline confirming that Banks is not returning for the third movie. It was said that Universal is really impressed with her directorial skills that the studio has offered her another project altogether.

This said project happens to be an adaptation of Victoria Aveyard’s novel “Red Queen.” The story revolves around a 17-year-old girl, who lives in a world where the class system is determined by the color of a person’s blood. The silver-blooded people are considered to be elite and believed to have superhuman powers while the red-blooded people happen to be normal human beings.The protagonist also happens to be red-blooded but somehow ends up amongst silver-blooded people and how she survives in the situation she lands up in forms the rest of the story.

“Red Queen” was reportedly being compared to “The Hunger Games” and expected to rake in big bucks at the box office. If this movie makes it to the silver screen, one can expect an upcoming franchise from the studio.

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.