Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Elizabeth Banks planning Mrs. Claus film

Christmas may already be a fuzzy memory for most of us, but Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) is looking to keep the festive season in mind for a while yet. News arrives via Deadline that Banks and her production company have just sold a film pitch about Mrs. Claus to Universal Pictures.

John Riggi, a writer and producer who regularly works on TV, has come up with the idea, which will explore the joy and strain of being married to Father Christmas, particularly in the stressful month before Christmas Eve.

So far, there is no word on whether Banks will be involved beyond producing via her Brownstone Productions company, which she runs with husband Max Handelman, but there is always a chance this could be developed as a starring role for her, or even a directing job given her success last year with Pitch Perfect 2.

Banks is currently preparing to direct Pitch Perfect 3, which will reunite Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick alongside some returning Barden Bella regulars. She is also developing a new version of Charlie's Angels and fantasy novel adaptation Red Queen.

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