Trish Sie, who previously helmed dance flick "Step Up: All In," will take the reins for the threequel, which was previously set to be directed by Elizabeth Banks, who also sat in the director's chair for "Pitch Perfect 2." But Banks bailed on the job earlier this summer, revealing that family commitments -- not to mention an ever-evolving release date that skipped from August 2017 to July 2017 to its current date, December 2017 -- kept her from returning to the gig.
Thankfully, things appear to be sorted out, and Sie is now in charge. Banks voiced her approval of the hiring in a Twitter post, where she shared a snap of her posing all smiles alongside the new director.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 1, 2016
Banks will still reprise her role as a cappella commentator Gail in the film, and she will also produce again under her Gold Circle Films banner. Also returning for round three are original stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow, as well as writer Kay Cannon.
"Pitch Perfect 3" is due in theaters on December 22, 2017.
Photo credit: Elizabeth Banks/Twitter
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