The Hunger Games star produced and co-starred in the original Pitch Perfect, about a college a capella group. It was announced recently, that she is going to direct the sequel. This will be Elizabeth’s first directing effort — it seems to be a natural fit since the head of Universal explained that it was Elizabeth who came up with the idea for the original film. Here’s a look at some other leading ladies who made the jump behind the camera.
Elizabeth Banks 1 of 8
When Elizabeth takes the reins of Pitch Perfect 2, her husband Max Handelman will be one of the film's producers.
Madonna 2 of 8
The entertainer has two directorial efforts to her credit: W.E. in 2011 and Fifth and Wisdom in 2008.
Angelina Jolie 3 of 8
In the Land of Blood and Honey, Angelina's first film directed, she was nominated for a Golden Globe. Her next film, Unbroken was shot in Australia with a script by Joel and Ethan Coen.
Jennifer Aniston 4 of 8
Jennifer has directed a short for Lifetime's Five series, and another short called Room 10. She told Parade Magazine that she's thinking about another project. "I think I'm going to try at some point next year to direct a full-length feature," she said, "which I'm extremely excited about."
Courteney Cox 5 of 8
Scarlett Johansson 6 of 8
Scarlett directed a short called, These Vagabond Shoes. Her first feature will be an adaptation of Truman Capote's, Summer Crossing.
Jodie Foster 7 of 8
Jodie does more directing than acting these days. She has 3 feature films to her credit: Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays and The Beaver.
Drew Barrymore 8 of 8
The soon-to-be mom of two chose Whip it, a film about a roller-derby league in Texas, for her directing debut.