'Black Mass' Premiere - 72nd Venice Film FestivalCould Elizabeth Banks be making the leap from directing "Pitch Perfect 2" to directing a flick in the "Star Wars" series? It's nowhere near a done deal, but Banks has made it known that she wants the job.

The actress-turned-director's interest in the potential project came about thanks to some remarks from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who revealed in a recent interview with The Guardian that "Star Wars" is hoping to add more female filmmakers to its roster. Kennedy said that the slate of upcoming spinoffs and new trilogy installments are all directed by men -- including Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Gareth Edwards, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller -- and that she wanted to change that in the future.

"There's nothing we'd like more than to find a female director for Star Wars," Kennedy told The Guardian.

We completely agree with Kennedy, and apparently, lots of others did, too. The story trended on social media, and plenty of people threw out suggestions for their dream directors. One tweeter mentioned Banks as possible candidate, and the actress agreed with that suggestion. So how likely is it that Banks gets the job? It's impossible to say at this point, since there are already lots of "Star Wars" movies planned out (and their directing jobs already taken), and a female-led flick wouldn't start production for some time. But Banks did make a ton of money for Universal thanks to the success of "Pitch Perfect 2," and another director who raked in cash for that studio, "Jurassic World" helmer Trevorrow, has already headed over to the dark side Disney.

Maybe it's not so far-fetched after all. (Johnson and Miller also chimed in with their support on Twitter.) We recommend Banks use the Force to sway Disney's opinion.

[via: The Guardian, Elizabeth Banks]

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