EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy based on a pitch from Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson. She hatched the original idea and is attached to write, produce and star. After starring in Universal/Gold Circle’s sleeper comedy Pitch Perfect, Bachelorette and before that Bridesmaids, Wilson will next be seen in the Chris Colfer-written Struck By Lightning and the Michael Bay-directed Pain & Gain, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.
Universal senior veep Erik Baiers is overseeing the project. Said Peter Cramer, Uni co-president of Production: “Rebel has become one of the hottest comedic actresses working today and we are thrilled to continue our relationship with her following her breakout performance in Bridesmaids and her scene stealing ‘Fat Amy’ in Pitch Perfect. We are especially excited that this project will feature her amazing talents both in front of and behind the camera.”
Wilson, who is writing and starring in the WBTV and Conaco pilot Super Fun Night for ABC, is represented by WME and managers David Becky and Nick Frenkel of 3 Arts Entertainment. Conan O’Brien, David Kissinger & Jeff Ross are exec producing that one and John Riggi is the showrunner.