Following on from a brilliant few years, Rebel Wilson is lining up two more projects for her upcoming slate, both of which promise to keep her very much on the map as one of the best-known young actresses in comedy in the years to come.
First up, from Deadline, comes word that Wilson has been set to join the cast for Night at the Museum 3, which sees Shawn Levy return to the helm for the sequel.
Ben Stiller of course returns to lead another brilliant ensemble, with Wilson now also set to star alongside Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Skyler Gisondo, Rachael Harris, Dan Stevens, and no doubt plenty more, and here’s to hoping there’ll be plenty more cameos along the way.
Wilson is set to play the role of a security guard in a British museum here in London, and I’m keen to see if she’ll be sporting an English accent for the role.
Levy is directing from a script by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Grant and David Guion and Michael Handelman. Fox has already dated the blockbuster sequel for Christmas Day this year, with production expected to get underway next month.
On the flip side, The Wrap reports that Wilson will reunite with Universal following her work on Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect for their upcoming comedy, He’s F***king Perfect.
Amanda Seyfried signed on to lead the project last month.
Perfect is the story of one woman, pessimistic in love, who regularly uses the Internet to research the men her friends are dating, acting as a vetting device for them to weed out losers. Things take a turn when she gets a friend to dump a new guy in order to steal the man for herself, using her social media savvy to turn herself into his perfect match.
Wilson is set to play Seyfried’s carefree best friend and roommate, who tries to make her understand that finding everything out about a boy before meeting him isn’t always a good idea.
Lauryn Kahn wrote the Black List script, first picked up by Fox 2000 back in 2011, before Universal acquired it more recently after the project failed to develop.
Funny or Die alum Jake Szymanski is in the director’s chair, with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay producing. No word yet on when we can expect He’s F***ing Perfect to hit cinemas, but the sooner the better. And with the cast building up nicely in recent weeks, let’s hope that production will begin early this year.