Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks May Direct ‘Red Queen’ YA Fantasy Adaptation

Elizabeth Banks May Direct ‘Red Queen’ YA Fantasy Adaptation

After making her directorial debut with last month's smash hit Pitch Perfect 2, Elizabeth Banks is in negotiations to direct the young adult fantasy adaptation Red Queen for Universal Pictures. The project is based on the novel of the same name by Victoria Aveyard, who scored a three-book deal just one year after graduating from USC's screenwriting program in 2012. The story is said to have "shades" of The Hunger Games, X-Men, Game of Thrones and Cinderella.

The story is set in a fantasy world where people are separated by their blood types. Those with red blood are your average folks, while those with silver blood are the elite, blessed with superhuman abilities. The plot centers on a lowly street urchin who saves her best friend, leading her to be brought before the king and queen. Surprisingly, she begins to show powers that should not be possible for a red-blooded person, which leads to the king and queen trying to cover it up. They invent a phony history for her as a silver blooded woman, arranging for her to marry one of their sons, but, at the same time, she is also helping the red-blooded folks stage a rebellion against the elite.

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‘Every Secret Thing’ Trailer Starring Elizabeth Banks

‘Every Secret Thing’ Trailer Starring Elizabeth Banks

From the producer of Foxcatcher, Every Secret Thing is a gripping psychological thriller about the chilling consequences of the secrets we keep. Detective Nancy Porter (Elizabeth Banks) is still haunted by her failure to save the life of a missing child from the hands of two young girls. Eight years later, another child goes missing in the same town just days after Ronnie and Alice (Dakota Fanning and newcomer Danielle Macdonald), the two girls convicted of the former crime, were released from juvenile detention.

Porter and her partner (Nate Parker) must race against the clock to prevent history from repeating itself. But as they begin to investigate the girls and their families, especially Alice's protective mother (Diane Lane), they unearth a web of secrets and deceptions that calls everything into question. Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman, the film is Directed by Academy Award Nominee Amy Berg, with Academy Award Winner Frances McDormand serving as Executive Producer.

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‘Little Accidents’ Trailer Starring Elizabeth Banks

‘Little Accidents’ Trailer Starring Elizabeth Banks

The first trailer has arrived for Little Accidents. Sara Colangelo makes her directorial debut with this stirring drama, which stars Elizabeth Banks, Josh Lucas and Chloë Sevigny. An intimate portrait of a small town in shambles, the story tracks one desperate mother's search for her son.

When a teenage boy goes missing in a small town already devastated by a fatal mining accident, three strangers find themselves drawn together in a tangle of secrets, lies, and the collective grief of the community. Reeling from the disappearance of her son, Diane (Elizabeth Banks) finds herself drifting away from her husband (Josh Lucas), a mining company executive whose role in the accident has made her family the prime target for the town's anger.

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Elizabeth Banks Gets Testy in 2 ‘Walk of Shame’ Clips

Elizabeth Banks Gets Testy in 2 ‘Walk of Shame’ Clips

The outrageous comedy Walk of Shame stars Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) as a resourceful reporter whose one-night stand with a handsome stranger (James Marsden of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) leaves her stranded the next morning in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID, or money - and only 8 hours before the most important job interview of her career.

Walk of Shame was released May 2nd, 2014.

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‘Little Accidents’ Starring Elizabeth Banks Lands at Amplify

‘Little Accidents’ Starring Elizabeth Banks Lands at Amplify

Amplify announced today that it has acquired all U.S. rights to Sara Colangelo's acclaimed Sundance drama, Little Accidents.

Inspired by Colangelo's 2010 short of the same name (also a Sundance alum), Little Accidents tells the story of a small coal town reeling from a recent mining disaster; when tragedy strikes again, its inhabitants' buried secrets begin to spill out, threatening to unravel the delicate threads that hold the community together.

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3 ‘Walk of Shame’ Clips with Elizabeth Banks

3 ‘Walk of Shame’ Clips with Elizabeth Banks

Take a midnight stroll with Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs & Sarah Wright in three new clips from Focus World's upcoming comedy Walk of Shame, opening in select theaters & VOD on Friday, May 2nd, 2014! Watch as a resourceful reporter's one-night stand with a handsome stranger leaves her stranded in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID, or money and only 8 hours before the most important job interview of her career. Trying to navigate her way back, she has quite a few run-ins with some very oddball Los Anegles locals.

Walk of Shame was released May 2nd, 2014.

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‘Walk of Shame’ Red Band Trailer Starring Elizabeth Banks

‘Walk of Shame’ Red Band Trailer Starring Elizabeth Banks

With just a few weeks to go before its in theaters, the R rated comedy Walk of Shame has debuted its first Red Band trailer. Elizabeth Banks stars as Meghan Miles, a news anchor who lands a career changing job interview. She celebrates a little too hard the night before, falling for a handsome man she meets in a bar (James Marsden). Watch as one honest mistake turns into the journey of a lifetime, and one woman's Walk of Shame becomes a rite of passage for millions of struggling news anchors across the globe. Will Meghan make it to her meeting on time, or will love get in the way of what could be a landmark moment in her life?

Walk of Shame was released May 2nd, 2014.

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Elizabeth Banks Will Direct ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

Elizabeth Banks Will Direct ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

Elizabeth Banks, who produced and co-starred in the original 2012 hit comedy Pitch Perfect, has signed on to make her feature directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2. She will also produce the sequel and reprise her role as Gail.

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are expected to return as Beca and Fat Amy, although it isn't known if their deals are finalized yet. We reported in April that Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon is writing the sequel screenplay, although no story details have been revealed at this time.

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