Rebel Wilson Tapped To Headline Untitled Romantic Comedy At New Line


Rebel Wilson Tapped To Headline Untitled Romantic Comedy At New Line

Pitch Perfect and How to Be Single star Rebel Wilson has closed a deal to headline a new, as-yet-untitled romantic comedy at New Line, Variety has learned.

No word yet of a director to take the reins, though the outlet does reveal Todd Garner (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews are currently attached to produce. That search for a director will no doubt intensify now that Wilson has boarded the embryonic project, which is shaping up to be a meta rom-com centering on the actress’ cynical lead.

Erin Cardillo was the brains behind the original script, telling the tale of a hopeless singleton who “doesn’t believe in love and then wakes up one day to discover that her life has become a romantic comedy.” Dana Fox and Katie Silberman are the pair working on a revised version of the screenplay. Beyond that, there’s not much information to go on when it comes to New Line’s fresh rom-com, though we’ll be keeping tabs on the project as it inches further into pre-production.

In terms of Rebel Wilson, following roles in How to Be Single and spy actioner The Brothers Grimsby this year, the Aussie star has lined up roles in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and Universal sequel Pitch Perfect 3 in 2017.

Source: Variety

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