Kim Kardashian is making a move from Hulu to Netflix, as she has sold the rights for her upcoming comedy film “The Fifth Wheel” to the streaming giant.
The movie, which is currently in development, generated significant interest among studios, with five different companies participating in a bidding war, according to Deadline. Ultimately, Netflix emerged as the victor, securing the rights for the film.
“The Fifth Wheel” is not yet written or shot, but the concept was successfully pitched by Kim Kardashian and co-writers Paula Pell and Janine Brito. In the film, Kim will take on the lead role as a “fifth wheel” among an ensemble cast of female actors. Further plot details are being kept under wraps.
Kim Kardashian’s involvement in the project helped attract interest from various studios, and she is not only set to star but also produce the film, alongside Pell and potentially others.
Paula Pell and Janine Brito are well-known TV comedy writers, with Pell having an extensive resume, including credits on “SNL” and writing the film “Sisters,” featuring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Given Pell’s history with “SNL” stars, the film is expected to blend her comedic expertise with Kim Kardashian’s star power.
Kim Kardashian has been expanding her acting career, with recent appearances on “American Horror Story” and various smaller roles. “The Fifth Wheel” marks her leading role in a comedy, further solidifying her presence in the entertainment world.
The film has been acquired by Netflix’s “mid-budget” team, with reports suggesting a budget range between $30 million and $80 million, demonstrating Netflix’s commitment to the project.
As Kim Kardashian continues to diversify her empire, her foray into leading comedy roles is sure to generate significant buzz and anticipation among her fans and the streaming audience.