THR reports that Universal and Gold Circle are in negotiations to reunite with screenwriter Kay Cannon, who first adapted Mickey Rapkin’s “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory” for the 2012 original. This was inevitable given the smash success of both films, which were made relatively on the cheap. Whether or not Elizabeth Banks will return to direct the third film remains up in the air.
Cannon turned to writing, as many performers do, when her acting career wasn’t taking off. The Second City improv star was discovered and mentored by Tina Fey on “30 Rock” when she was married to her first husband, “30 Rock” alumnus Jason Sudeikis. She became a co-producer on “30 Rock” as well as the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler screen comedy “Baby Mama.”
When Universal, director-turned-producer Jason Moore and actress-director Elizabeth Banks came to Cannon to pen a “Pitch Perfect” sequel, she jumped at the chance, even though it meant scaling a pretty high bar. Watch our video interview with Cannon, below.