Elizabeth Banks’ gamut of movies ranges from comedy to drama and horror to sci-fi/fantasy. Banks got her first breakthrough with the role of Betty Brant, the Daily Bugle newspaper secretary in ‘Spider-Man‘ (2002). The quirky bank employee in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ also elevated her status as a reliable character actor in the same year. Movies like ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ (2005), ‘Invincible’ (2006), ‘Meet Bill’ (2008), ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’ (2008), ‘Definitely, Maybe’ (2008), and two more ‘Spider-Man’ sequels in 2004 and 2007 cemented her reputation as an A-lister.
Banks’ roles like Effie Trinket in ‘The Hunger Games‘ film series (2012–2015) and Gail Abernathy-McKadden in the ‘Pitch Perfect‘ film series (2012–2017) earned her widespread critical acclaim and huge fan following. She made her directorial debut with ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ in 2015. At this point, you might be wondering what is the next Elizabeth Banks movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Elizabeth Banks films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Elizabeth Banks movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
11. Brightburn (2019)
‘Brightburn’ is an upcoming horror flick featuring Elizabeth Banks in the lead role of Tori Breyer. The plot revolves around the childless couple, Tori and Kyle Breyer (played by David Denman). They come across an abandoned baby boy one day and raise him as their own kid. But as the kid grows up, he turns out to be an alien crash landed on Earth. To make things scarier, he starts to transform into a ruthless predator. The other cast includes Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner. ‘Brightburn’ is directed by David Yarovesky from a screenplay written by Mark and Brian Gunn. The movie is slated for a May 24, 2019 release.
10. Charlie’s Angels (2019)
Elizabeth Banks is set to direct and produce ‘Charlie’s Angels‘. The movie is a standalone sequel to the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ franchise. Banks also stars in the movie as one of the angels alongside Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, and Noah Centineo. Based on the television series of the same name, the plot follows a new generation of angels working globally for the mysterious boss Charlie. When a new deadly technology poses a threat to the existence of humanity, the angels join forces to prevent it at any cost. Banks plays one of the Bosleys in the all-women crime-fighting team. The other cast includes Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou and Patrick Stewart. Banks wrote the script along with Jay Basu, Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas. ‘Charlie’s Angels’ hits theaters on November 15, 2019.