Kim Kardashian movie ‘The Fifth Wheel’ has been acquired by Netflix
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Kim Kardashian movie 'The Fifth Wheel' has been acquired by Netflix

Kim Kardashian’s new movie, The Fifth Wheel will now be shared by Netflix.

As previously revealed, the reality TV icon who has transitioned into acting will take the lead in the ensemble comedy film The Fifth Wheel, securing a deal with Netflix amid intense competition.

Paula Pell and Janine Brito are the creative minds behind the screenplay, keeping plot details tightly under wraps. However, Kardashian is set to portray the titular “fifth wheel” alongside an ensemble cast of female characters (with the remaining cast yet to be unveiled). Additionally, Kardashian and Pell will serve as producers for the project.

Pell, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, is known for penning the screenplay for the comedy film Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and has previously appeared in the Netflix feature Wine Country.

Brito, married to Pell, has contributed to the NBC sitcom Mr. Mayor and, alongside Pell, plays a role in the comedy series Girls5Eva, recently making the move to Netflix after two seasons on Peacock.

Currently featured in the latest season of American Horror Story: Delicate, Kardashian has also lent her voice to animated projects such as the PAW Patrol film and its sequel, The Mighty Movie.

The Fifth Wheel attracted interest from multiple studios, some considering a traditional theatrical release. Notably, it stands out as one of the first major projects to find a home at a studio following the extended SAG strike.

During the strike period, the streaming platform acquired several completed films, including titles like Hit Man, directed by Richard Linklater and featuring Glen Powell, as well as Anna Kendrick’s directorial debut, Woman of the Hour.