Yesterday Rebel attended the Elle Style Awards in London where she took home an award for Rising Star. She looked fabulous so be sure to check out the photos in the gallery.
NME.COM – Rebel Wilson is to appear in the forthcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie, Jennifer Saunders has revealed.
Saunders confirmed last month (January) that she had finished the first draft of the film’s script. During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show tomorrow night (February 21), Saunders reveals that the Pitch Perfect actress wrote to her recently asking for a part in the film. “She’s in it! She wrote to me and said ‘Can I be in it please?'” Saunders says.
Saunders also reveals that part of the film is set in the French Riviera and admits that he only managed to complete its script after making a bet with her longtime comedy partner Dawn French.
“Did I tell you that I’d had a bet with Dawn that I would have to pay her £10,000 if I didn’t produce [the film] by the end of the year?” Saunders recalls. “We had a live radio show at the end of [last] year so I produced a first draft by [then]!… I literally vomited it out. On New Year’s Eve it came out!”
“There’s some stuff I like, some stuff I’ve cut out. It’ll be an ongoing process until it’s actually finished,” Saunders then says of the film’s script.
Created and written by Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous debuted on BBC One in 1992 and has now followed the glamorously boozy exploits of PR guru Edina Monsoon and magazine editor Patsy Stone for 39 episodes. The show last returned for a series of three specials airing on Christmas Day 2011, New Year’s Day 2012 and July 23, 2012 to coincide with the London Olympics.
Over the years the show has attracted numerous guest stars from the world of music, with Debbie Harry, Elton John, La Roux’s Elly Jackson, Marianne Faithfull and Rufus Wainwright all popping up for cameo appearances.
I have quite a bit of updates today. I have added the scans of Rebel from her appearance in the January 25 issue of Sunday Life to the gallery. I also added a couple more outtakes from that shoot as well. Also, with only 3 months left until the release of Pitch Perfect 2, I have added the poster to the gallery in HQ. So check them all out.
I added some new photos of Rebel attending the AACTA International Awards from Saturday. She looks adorable so check them out in the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2015 > January 31: 2015 G’DAY USA Gala Featuring The AACTA International Awards Presented By QANTAS
hollywoodreporter.com – Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens and Leslie Mann are in negotiations to star in New Line’s romantic comedy How to Be Single.
Christian Ditter (Love, Rosie) will helm the film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Liz Tuccillo, published by Atria in 2008.
The film is an ensemble comedy, said to be similar in style to other projects with multiple, intersecting storylines like He’s Just Not That Into You and Valentine’s Day. The story focuses on singlehood from both the female and male perspectives, and suggests it is not our relationships, but our single times in between, that define us. Topics of single life that will be explored include blind dating, when to get married, casual sex and fear of commitment.
Alison Brie, who was circling the film in mid-2014, is also in final negotiations as the film gears up to shoot in April in New York. The comedy is slated for release just in time for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 12, 2016.
Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein wrote the original draft, and Dana Fox worked on the current draft.
Fox and John Rickard are producing, while Marcus Viscidi, Nancy Juvonen and Drew Barrymore are executive producing. Michael Disco and Dave Neustadter are overseeing the comedy for New Line.
Johnson stars in Universal’s highly anticipated adaptation of EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, hitting theaters in February. She’s also wrapped work on Black Mass, A Bigger Splash and Chloe and Theo. She’s repped by WME and Management 360.
Wilson, who delivered memorable comedic performances in Bachelorette, Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, will next be seen in Pitch Perfect 2. She’s also wrapped work on Grimsby with Sacha Baron Cohen. She’s repped by WME.
Stevens, known for his role in popular TV series Downton Abbey, was most recently seen on the big screen in The Guest and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. His upcoming films include Criminal Activities and The Ticket. He’s repped by WME, Julian Belfrage Associates in the U.K. and Peikoff Mahan.
Mann recently starred in the comedy The Other Woman and will next be seen in New Line’s Vacation remake. She’s repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.
I finally got my hands on the new issue of Australian Women’s Weekly magazine and have added the scans of Rebel to the gallery. She looks absolutely beautiful in these shots so be sure to check them out.
VIEW: Magazines & Publications > February 2015: The Australian Women’s Weekly