Pitch Perfect 3 gets a new director
Pitch Perfect 3 has a new director after the departure of Elizabeth Banks.
Banks starred in the first instalment off Pitch Perfect and directed the second, but cited family reasons for not returning as director for the third movie.
She has now been replaced by Trish Sie, who is best known for directing 2014's Step Up All In.
The film was scheduled to hit cinemas on July 21st in 2017, but was recently delayed until December 22nd in the same year.
While no official reason has been given for the delay, a new tagline for the movie has been revealed and it is "Get ready to have a Merry Pitchmas", suggesting that the third instalment will be Christmas themed and has been moved to a more festive release date.
Pitch Perfect and its 2015 sequel have grossed over $400 million at the box office. The movies follow the travails of a women's a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, in the first film they competed against another a cappella group from their college to win Nationals and in the second they took on other groups from around the world.
Stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Hailee Steinfeld are all confirmed to return.