Actress, producer, director Elizabeth Banks is adding a new hat to the many she wears: game show host. She will be the emcee of ABC’s revival of the classic game show “Press Your Luck,” premiering June 12. Banks will also serve as executive producer of the show with her husband Max Handelman, Jennifer Mullin and John Quinn.
“Elizabeth Banks is exactly the type of woman we want on ABC. She’s a big star who’s smart, strong and funny,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said in a statement. “She has everything we need as the host of ‘Press Your Luck,’ one of our signature summer game shows. If anyone can ride herd on the Whammy, it’s Elizabeth!”
Banks is also busy on the big screen. She stars in the sci-fi horror drama “Brightburn” about the arrival of a sinister alien child on earth, opening May 24 and as Bosley in the rebooted “Charlie’s Angels,” due out Nov. 15. After that, she stars opposite Jamie Foxx and Anthony Mackie in “Signal Hill,” based on a police brutality case that lawyer Johnnie Cochran litigated in 1981.