In what seems like a “Pitch Perfect” idea, Elizabeth Banks has been hired to direct the sequel to the surprise box office smash.

According toThe Hollywood Reporter,” the actress, who played Gail in the 2012 a capella-themed hit, will helm the highly-anticipated follow-up.

“Elizabeth originated the idea for ‘Pitch Perfect’ and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success,” Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley said in a statement (via “THR”). “She brings an enormous amount of energy and experience to everything she works on and we’re thrilled that she is making her feature directorial debut on ‘Pitch Perfect 2.’”

Banks was also a producer on “Pitch Perfect” and will remain in that role for the sequel. She has several directing credits, including a segment in last year’s “Movie 43.”

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