Elizabeth Banks News
collider.com – I'm getting excited for Magic Mike XXL (despite the fact that Matthew McConaughey won't be returning). And I'm excited even though original director Steven Soderbergh (who was able to guide his first film from a $7 million budget to a $167 million worldwide gross), won't be back either (actually he will, since he's shooting it under his alias Peter Andrews, which effectively provides new director Gregory Jacobs with the best sounding board ever). 11 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
cinemablend.com – Did you ever have one of "those" days, where every step seemed to be in the wrong direction? Elizabeth Banks is having 12 of those at once in Walk of Shame, director Steven Brill’s disaster-filled follow-up to 2008’s Drillbit Taylor. Focus World released three new images from the upcoming comedy, though none of them do a particularly good job of conveying anything about the movie itself. 38 weeks 7 hours ago via jackiechan
8:16 PM 2/7/2014 by Logan Falk
We’ve another diverse group of new releases coming into theaters this weekend—a war drama based on a true story that you’ll have to see to believe, the latest young adult film featuring some kind of supernatural being, and the unlikely hero, an animated film utilizing popular children’s (and many adult’s) toys.
With 100% Tomatometer So Far, The Lego Movie Is Shaping Up as One of the Best-Reviewed Movies of 2014
7:50 PM 2/4/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Lego Movie won't be in theaters until this Friday, but if the trend holds, it is a candidate for one of the best-reviewed movies of 2014. As of this writing, the movie has a 100% on the Tomatometer, with 22 reviews counted, making it the best-reviewed wide release of the year.
2:13 PM 2/3/2014 by Jeff Giles
The Lego Movie won't kick off its wide release until this weekend, but it's already benefiting from some terrific word of mouth (and a growing stack of positive reviews), and execs at Warner Bros. have apparently already seen everything they needed to see before greenlighting a sequel.
8:29 PM 1/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Universal must have saw something in the segment Elizabeth Banks directed in the ill-received comedy Movie 43 because the studio has tapped her to direct the Pitch Perfect sequel.
variety.com – After producing and co-starring in the previous installment of Universal’s “Pitch Perfect,” Elizabeth Banks is now looking to get behind the camera as the multi-hyphenate is set to direct “Pitch Perfect 2.” Kay Cannon, who penned “Pitch Perfect,” is writing the screenplay for the sequel. Paul Brooks will produce for Gold Circle Films alongside Banks... 46 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
deadline.com – Actress and producer Elizabeth Banks is making her feature directorial debut with Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 $115M hit about a college student who joins an a capella group. Banks, who’s set to appear in a run of upcoming pics including WB’s The Lego Movie and the YA sequel The Hunger Games: 46 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan