EXCLUSIVE: After soaring in reality TV and most recently fashion merchandising with her Skims line, Kim Kardashian is ready to go after a new conquest. She’s at the center of the weekend’s hot film package. Kardashian is attached to star in and produce the The 5th Wheel, a comic pitch that will be scripted by Paula Pell and Janine Brito. Pell will produce with Kardashian, and Deadline hears that multiple bids are already on the table, as five studios battle for the package.
Kardashian has been very hands on in the pitch for the female-driven comedy, appearing at each meeting to deliver the pitch and the studios are lining up to get in business with Kardashian.
Kardashian has done limited work as an actress, including lending her voice to two Paw Patrol films. She stepped it up with a scene stealing role in the most recent season of FX’s American Horror Story. Her role as a publicist earned her strong notices. Now, she’s looking to build off that and jump into the feature film realm. She also still has her hit Hulu series The Kardashians.
Pell is the Saturday Night Live vet who went on to work with Tina Fey on 30 Rock, and also with Amy Poehler and Judd Apatow. Brito’s getting her first major screenplay after acting in Wine Country, which was written by Pell.
Kardashian, Pell and Brito are all repped by WME. Will report more as this auction plays out.