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Elizabeth Banks Is Working On A Secret Project With 'Pitch Perfect' Co-Star!

Elizabeth Banks stops to pick up a cold drink on Thursday (July 21) in Los Angeles.

The 43-year-old actress has been busy filming for the upcoming Power Rangers movie.

Elizabeth, who was in the pilot episode of the Muppets TV show, recently posted a photo on her Instagram teasing an upcoming project she has been working on at Jim Henson Company with her Pitch Perfect co-star John Michael Higgins.

“Secret projects w friends featuring @higwel my @pitchperfectmovie partner in crime ❤️ I get to reveal this to ya’ll next week!,” she captioned with the photo.

Check it out below!

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Tobey Maguire's 'Spider-Man' Co-Star Elizabeth Banks Was Told She Was 'Too Old' for Mary Jane

Tobey Maguire beats the summer heat by stepping out to grab coffee on Wednesday (June 22) in New York City.

In a recent interview with GlamourUK, Elizabeth Banks revealed that she auditioned for the role of Mary Jane in the original Spider-Man franchise, where Tobey played the superhero.

“I was told I was too old to play her,” Elizabeth told the magazine, according to Vanity Fair. “Tobey and I are basically the same age (at the time, she was 28 while Tobey was 27). I was like, ‘Oh, okay, that’s what I’ve signed up for.”

The role ultimately ended up going to a then 18-year-old Kirsten Dunst.

Despite not landing the original role she auditioned for, Elizabeth revealed that her “consolation prize” for being too old was receiving the role of newspaper secretary Betty Brant in the film.

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Rose Byrne, Naomie Harris, & Elizabeth Banks Glam Up for Glamour Women of the Year Awards!

Rose Byrne, Naomie Harris, and Elizabeth Banks walk the red carpet at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Tuesday (June 7) at Berkeley Square in London, England.

Other stars in attendance at the event included Krysten Ritter, Gemma Arterton, Sigourney Weaver, Susan Sarandon, and Mother’s Day actor Jack Whitehall.

FYI: Rose is wearing a Christopher Kane dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. Naomie is wearing a Mugler dress, Casadei shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, an Anita Ko ring, and Apples and Figs earrings. Krysten is wearing a Julien Macdonald gown and Kurt Geiger pumps. Elizabeth is wearing Irene Neuwirth Jewelry.

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Hillary Clinton Gets Celeb Support at Women for Hillary Event!

Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up while posing with a group of actresses and female politicians at a Women for Hillary even on Friday (June 3) at the West Los Angeles College in Culver City, Calif.

Some of the celebs showing their support at the event included Jaime King, Elizabeth Banks, Sally Field, Sophia Bush, Debra Messing, Mary Steenburgen, Garcelle Beauvais, and more.

“Life is so great and our country will be even greater when this woman is our next POTUS! Please go out and vote June 7th for @hillaryclinton!!!!” Jaime captioned the below photo of herself and the candidate.

A photo posted by Jaime King (@jaime_king) on

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Elizabeth Banks Explains Why She's Not Directing 'Pitch Perfect 3'

Elizabeth Banks has dropped out of her directing position for Pitch Perfect 3 and now she’s explaining why she is not helming the project.

“It was all timing,” the 42-year-old actress and filmmaker said in a PGA Produced By panel (via THR). “We feel obligated to put out the best movie, and anyone who has done sequels, this third one is hard to figure out what the story is. We want to give the audience what it wants but not making it repetitive.”

“We have been in development and it took longer than we thought, and I needed to shoot another movie in the summer, and I can’t shoot it in the fall because it butts-up against our kid’s stuff in a way that I wasn’t comfortable with,” Elizabeth continued.

Elizabeth directed the second movie in the franchise and scored the biggest box office weekend for a female director.

Pitch Perfect 3‘s release date was recently moved from July 2017 to December 22, 2017.

Elizabeth Banks Will No Longer Direct 'Pitch Perfect 3'

Elizabeth Banks will no longer be directing the highly anticipated movie Pitch Perfect 3, according to Variety.

Sources say that the actress-filmmaker’s exit from her directing duties is “amicable” and due to her “increasingly packed schedule.”

Elizabeth will stay on as a producer of the upcoming movie and she will seemingly still appear as Gail in the film.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow are all confirmed to return to the franchise and writer Kay Cannon will be penning the script for the third time. The movie was just given a new release date of December 22, 2017.

Celebrities Attend Rihanna's Los Angeles Show at The Forum!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley leaves The Forum after attending Rihanna‘s Anti World Tour on Wednesday (May 4) in Inglewood, Calif.

Also in attendance at the show were Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross, Courteney Cox, Elizabeth Banks, and Lana Del Rey, at the show the evening before.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rihanna

Rihanna has the night off this evening, and will be heading to San Jose for tomorrow evening’s performance. Rihanna will be on tour until August.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing a J Brand jacket.

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