As if all that isn’t enough, Wilson has now struck a deal with Universal who have picked up her untitled comedy pitch. There are very few details available on the project at the moment, but what we do know is that Wilson’s pitch is based on an original idea and that she is attached to write, produce and star. Universal distributed “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids,” and they’re clearly keen on staying in the Rebel Wilson business.
“Bridesmaids” was probably the project that kick-started Wilson’s Hollywood career (if you don’t count her Girl In Alley turn in “Ghost Rider,” that is), and since then she’s notably made her mark in “Bachelorette” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” It seems that once “Pain and Gain” is out of the way Wilson will have fully transitioned from supporting turns to lead roles, and then it will just be a case of delivering the goods so she can stay front and center. [Variety]