If Elizabeth Banks took a day off in the last year, we’re not aware of it. In the past 12 months, she’s wrapped the first installment of The Hunger Games (love the accent, Effie), shot a movie with the blue guy from Avatar (the Sam Worthington-starring Man on a Ledge), and snuck in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Speaking of which, she also had a baby. Now she’s hiding out in Baton Rouge, where she’s going behind-the-scenes, producing Pitch Perfect*, a big-screen comedy about, of all things, competitive collegiate a cappella groups, along with her husband, producer Max Handelman. The film stars the Oscar-nominated Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson (otherwise known as Kristen Wiig’s bizarre, tattooed roommate in Bridesmaids). A cappella music? Um, yeah. Banks explains.
*Full disclosure, I wrote the book that Pitch Perfect is based on. More embarrassing: I sang in an a cappella group myself at Cornell.
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