Jason Moore to Direct Film Musical Comedy "Pitch Perfect"

By Adam Hetrick
30 Jun 2011

Jason Moore
Jason Moore

Tony Award-nominated Avenue Q director Jason Moore has been enlisted to direct the new musical film comedy "Pitch Perfect" for Universal Pictures, according to Deadline.com.

Universal and Gold Circle Films have acquired the rights to the film, based on the Mickey Rapkin non-fiction book "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory," which follows three real-life powerhouse a cappella groups.

Kay Cannon is penning the screenplay. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman will produce.



Moore is currently directing the San Francisco world premiere of Tales of the City, the new musical based on Armistead Maupin's literary series, which has a book by Tony winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) and a score by Jake Shears and John Garden of the Scissor Sisters. Moore also staged Shrek and Steel Magnolias on Broadway.