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Kim Kardashian’s Comedy “The 5th Wheel” Sparks Fierce Bidding War and Lands at Netflix

In a Hollywood showdown that could rival the drama of any reality TV series, Kim Kardashian’s upcoming comedy, “The 5th Wheel,” has emerged victorious in a fierce bidding war, securing a deal with Netflix that involved five major studios.

Netflix emerged as the top bidder for the movie, a project developed by the multi-talented Kardashian, in collaboration with the dynamic duo Paula Pell and Janine Brito, according to Deadline. The Los Angeles native, who is set to play the lead role, will find herself in a figurative ‘fifth wheel’ position within a female ensemble, adding an intriguing layer to the storyline.

The project gained momentum post-SAG-AFTRA strike, with Pell and Brito successfully pitching the idea to Kardashian. The trio then took the project to multiple studios, turning the typically lengthy process into a whirlwind of activity that concluded within days. This rapid pace sets a new standard, marking “The 5th Wheel” as the first major sale ahead of the year’s end.

Paula Pell, celebrated for her extensive writing credits, including over 300 episodes of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, brings her exceptional comedic prowess to the project. Her notable achievements include winning a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program in 2002 for SNL.

Janine Brito, known for her work on shows like the One Day at a Time reboot and Bless the Harts, adds her distinctive voice to the collaboration. The talented writer’s credits also include contributions to Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

Insiders shared with Deadline their expectations of Kardashian being deeply involved in marketing tie-ins for the film, emphasizing a keen focus on branding. With her knack for strategic promotion, Kardashian is anticipated to play a hands-on role in maximizing the film’s visibility.

“The 5th Wheel” finds its home in Netflix’s mid-budget division, spearheaded by Niija Kuykendall, known for managing budgets ranging from $30 million to $80 million. This strategic placement aligns with Netflix’s commitment to delivering diverse content with broad appeal.

Kim Kardashian’s foray into live-action movies follows her recent appearance in American Horror Story’s season 12, where she portrayed PR Siobhan Walsh. Her versatility extends to voice acting, as she lent her talents to the character Delores in two Paw Patrol films.

News of this exciting development coincides with concerns raised by Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, about her daughter’s jam-packed schedule. In the latest season of The Kardashians, Kris expressed worry over Kim’s relentless commitments, highlighting the signs of burnout. As Kim ventures into yet another promising project, the world watches with anticipation, ready to see her conquer new heights in the entertainment industry.

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