Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin: Books

Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin: Books

Universal hopes to hit just the right note with “Pitch Perfect,” acquiring the rights to a nonfiction tome by Mickey Rapkin for Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman to produce. Kay Cannon (”30 Rock”) has been tapped to write the adaptation, which Banks and Handelman will produce under their Brownstone Prods. shingle. Rapkin, senior editor at GQ magazine, spent a season covering competitive collegiate a cappella. He followed the teams from Tuft University, the University of Oregon and the University of Virginia, writing about the singing, groupies, partying and rivalries. “Pitch” is intended to be a comedy set in that world. Rapkin’s book is due out this month via Gotham Books. Banks and Handelman are also producing the in-production Disney sci-fi thriller “The Surrogates” along with Mandeville Films. Banks, who is not attached to act in “Pitch,” next shoots Oliver Stone’s “W.” She is repped at UTA and Untitled. Cannon is a writer and performer on “30 Rock” and did a rewrite on “Baby Mama.” She is repped by Endeavor and Brillstein Entertainment.