Netflix has acquired distribution rights to Kim Kardashian’s upcoming comedy, The fifth wheel.
Deadline confirmed that the streaming giant beat out competitors to buy the hot title, which will be produced by Kardashian along with co-writer Paula Pell. The screenplay is co-written by Janine Brito (One day at a time).
Plot details for the film are being kept under wraps, but it is known that Kardashian will play the titular “fifth wheel” alongside an all-female cast. Additional casting has yet to be announced.
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The comedy marks Kardashian’s first starring role in a film. The reality TV star and goodies entrepreneur had supporting roles in the 2008 comedy Disaster movie both PAW Patrol movies, in which she voices the sassy poodle Delores.
The fifth wheel is part of Netflix’s upcoming mid-budget film lineup, which includes A Family Affair with Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Joey King, Lonely planet starring Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth, Dan Levy’s directorial debut Good Grief in which he stars alongside Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel and Luke Evans and Tyler Perry Six Triple Eight with Kerry Washington.
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In the meantime, Kardashian is enjoying the success of her performance on American Horror Story: Delicatewhere she plays a ruthless journalist to Emma Roberts star Anna Victoria Alcott.
An adaptation of Danielle Valentine’s book Fine Conditionthe series sees Kardashian’s Sioban Corbyn go to great lengths to secure a spot in the spotlight and a shot at an award for her client.
The season’s two-part cast is rounded out by Matt Crzuchry as Anna Victoria’s husband, Dex Harding, as well as a slew of AHS veterans and new faces.
american horror story and The Kardashians smallSeason 4 is currently streaming on Disney+.
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