Elizabeth Banks Adds Starring Role in 'Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenade' to 'Pitch Perfect 3,' Capping a Great Year

Elizabeth Banks Adds Starring Role in 'Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenade' to 'Pitch Perfect 3,' Capping a Great Year
The hits keep coming for Elizabeth Banks: she'll star as a female war photographer shot down and stranded on an island in the South Pacific during World War II in "Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenade." The film, directed by former art director and set designer Sloane U'Ren ("Being John Malkovich") from a script by Antony Neely (with whom U'Ren collaborated on her directorial debut, "Dimensions"), begins shooting next spring. "Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenade" finds Banks' character deserted except for a lone Japanese soldier, with whom she must ally in order to survive despite being on opposite sides of the conflict. Frequent Coen brothers' collaborator Robert Graf will produce. Read More: "Elizabeth Banks Saves Brian Wilson as 'Love & Mercy' Hero Melinda Ledbetter (Exclusive Video)" The news caps off a brilliant year for Banks. After directing the second installment of the 'Pitch Perfect' franchise to $285 million in worldwide.
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