Rebel Wilson to star in and produce movie adaptation of 'Crowded' comic

Actor Rebel Wilson has reportedly bought the rights to 'Crowded' and will produce and star in the movie adapatation


                            Rebel Wilson to star in and produce movie adaptation of 'Crowded' comic

Actor Rebel Wilson who is known for her hilarious comic skills has reportedly bought the rights to 'Crowded', an up and coming Image Comic publication, in which she is all geared to star. Not just that, Wilson is also reportedly going to produce the movie adaptation of the same. She is all set to develop the movie and produce it through her Cap Sugar production banner.

Written by Christopher Sebela and drawn by Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, 'Crowded' explores a world in the near future where the economy is all dependent on job sharing and apps; and emerging as the rage is a crowdfunding platform called 'Reapr' — which funds assassinations.

The plot revolves around a woman named Charlie after her seemingly normal life suddenly turns upside down once she becomes a target on Reapr. And against who? A whole multi-million dollar bounty. Charlie does what any regular person would do — she hires a bodyguard called Vita on the Dfend app. Vita also happens to be the lowest-rated bodyguard on the app, by the way.

Rebel Wilson poses on the field before the Atlanta Falcons take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rebel Wilson poses on the field before the Atlanta Falcons take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

What follows next is the two locking brains to figure out who exactly this aspiring assassin happens to be. But they have to take down the assassin before the campaign's 30-day period concludes, or both their lives are done and over with.

Reportedly, writer Sebela is also going to act as a consulting producer on the movie adaptation of 'Crowded'. As for Wilson herself, a lot of things have been on the horizon and certain issues are not so rainbows and sunshine like the news of her turning into a producer.

In recent news, an Australian court has ordered the 'Pitch Perfect' icon to repay the majority of her defamation payout from a magazine company over articles that she claimed portrayed her as a serial liar.

Rebel Wilson at the Victorian Supreme Court on June 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Rebel Wilson at the Victorian Supreme Court on June 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Initially, Wilson had received A$4.7m (£2.6m; $3.5m) from Bauer Media in her defamation payout; but the court reduced the amount to A$600,000 earlier this month after the publisher issued an appeal. Recently, on Wednesday, Wilson was ordered to pay back A$4.1m and A$60,000 in interest too. 

That wasn't all she has been through this year. Earlier in March, the actress received a lot of social media flack for her Australian Vogue cover shoot where she was believed to have drastically undergone photoshop. A lot of people criticized how toned and slim the cover photo for the magazine portrayed her to be. 

Respondiing to the criticizm back then, the 38-year-old had tweeted: "Nope, not slimmed down! I just ate healthy and exercised for the month before the shoot x but then immediately after ate brownies!"