Following her directing and acting in the Charlie’s Angels movie, Elizabeth Banks will now direct and star in The Invisible Woman for Universal Pictures. The announcement of The Invisible Woman caused some confusion as the movie The Invisible Man, directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Elisabeth Moss (as a woman plagued by her abusive and newly invisible ex, played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen) is set for release soon. However The Invisible Woman is a separate Universal release, based on an original concept by Banks. Banks and her producing partner at Brownstone Productions, Max Handelman, will produce, and Alison Small will executive-produce.
Banks made her directorial debut on 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2 before directing Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska in Charlie’s Angels. The film debuted on Nov. 15 and was not a success; however Banks wrote in a tweet, “Well, if you’re going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4x. I’m proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it’s in the world.”
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