Kim Kardashian Takes the Lead in Netflix’s New Comedy ‘The Fifth Wheel’

Kim Kardashian Takes the Lead in Netflix's New Comedy 'The Fifth Wheel'

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Netflix is diving into the comedy scene with its latest acquisition, ‘The Fifth Wheel,’ a film that will feature reality TV icon and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian in a starring role. This project marks a significant shift for Kardashian, known predominantly for her reality show fame, as she steps into a more diverse acting role.

In ‘The Fifth Wheel,’ Kardashian is set to play the central character, surrounded by an all-female ensemble cast. The specifics about the film’s plot are currently under wraps, but the title hints at a comedic take on being the odd one out in different situations.

The comedy film is co-written by Paula Pell, an established name in the comedy world and a former writer for ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Pell’s comedic flair is well-known, having penned the laugh-out-loud movie ‘Sisters.’ She has also recently starred in the series ‘Girls5eva,’ where her comedic talents shine through. Joining Pell in the writing department is Janine Brito, a talented writer and actor herself. Brito has contributed to several notable projects, including ‘Mr. Mayor’ and is set to write for the upcoming Netflix season of ‘Girls5eva.’ Interestingly, Pell and Brito are not just creative partners but also married, having tied the knot in 2020.

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Kardashian is not only starring in the film but is also taking on a producer role alongside Pell. This is not Kardashian’s first foray into acting. She has previously starred in ‘American Horror Story: Delicate’ and has ventured into voice acting, lending her voice to the character Delores in the ‘PAW Patrol’ movies.

Netflix’s decision to cast Kardashian in a lead role signals her evolving career path, moving from reality TV to more diverse acting roles. Her long-running reality show, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians,’ first premiered in 2007 and has since been a staple of pop culture.

The announcement of ‘The Fifth Wheel’ has sparked curiosity and anticipation among fans and critics alike. With a powerhouse duo like Pell and Brito at the helm and Kardashian in a leading role, the film is poised to be a noteworthy addition to Netflix’s comedy roster.

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