8th Annual Produced By Conference presented by Producers Guild of America - Day 1Wow, "Pitch Perfect 3" is really struggling to hit the right notes. The release date has moved around from August 2017 to July 2017 to, at this point, December 22, 2017 -- and that latest change prompted PP2 director Elizabeth Banks to leave her job as director of PP3.

Banks explained her decision over the weekend at the Producers Guild's Produced By conference.

"My parental responsibilities are the reason why," she said, via Variety. "The new schedule butts up against my parental responsibilities in a way I'm not really comfortable with." Variety noted that Banks and her husband Max Handelman remain as producers in the franchise, and Banks will still reprise her rose as competition commentator Gail. Stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow are also returning for the third movie in the surprise hit franchise.

So PP3 now needs a new director, and it sounds like it still needs a solid plot, too; as Banks added at one point, "This third one is hard to figure out what the story is." That's not terribly encouraging, but they do have a bit more time toperfect the script till it's suitably aca-amazing.

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