Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy based on a pitch from “Bridesmaids” actress Rebel Wilson. Wilson hatched the original idea and is attached to write, produce and star according to Deadline.
Meanwhile Fox 2000 has closed a deal for a biopic about Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mother who became one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs thanks to her invention of a self-wringing mop.
Annie Mumolo, who starred in and co-wrote “Bridesmaids”, will pen the script. John Davis, John Fox and Ken Mok will produce.