Rebel Wilson is gearing up to star in “Double Fault,” a tennis comedy in development at Paramount Players.
Jim and Brian Kehoe, the brothers who wrote the 2019 high school comedy “Blockers,” are in talks to write the screenplay. The connection line is kept secret.
“Double Fault” will be executive produced by Wilson and Todd Garner (“Senior Year”), with Brad Jenkel (“The Matador”) on board as executive producer.
Wilson recently starred in Netflix’s teen comedy “Senior Year,” in which she played a 37-year-old woman who wakes up from a coma and returns to high school to graduate.
In Variety “Senior Year” reviewer Dennis Harvey praised Wilson as “a naturally gifted comedian” who brings the film together “through the strength of his personality and his riffing performances”.
Prior to “Senior Year,” Wilson hadn’t starred in a movie since 2019’s “Isn’t It Romantic,” a romantic comedy that parodies stereotypical Hollywood dating. She was in high demand that year, also co-starring Anne Hathaway in hustler comedy ‘The Hustle’, lending her voice talents as Jennyanydots in Tom Hooper’s ‘Cats’ adaptation and appearing in comedy Taika Waititi’s war drama “Jojo Rabbit”. ”
Wilson landed on Hollywood’s radar with the 2011 hit comedy “Bridesmaids,” in her scene-stealing performance as Kristen Wiig’s character’s goofy roommate. Her star grew providing comic relief as Fat Amy in Universal’s “Pitch Perfect” musical comedy trilogy. The first “Pitch Perfect” became a sleeper hit and the series collectively grossed $565 million worldwide.
Wilson’s other credits include movies like “What to Expect When You’re Pregnant,” “Struck by Lightning,” and “Bachelorette.”