Bridesmaids' Rebel Wilson Lands Roles In Bachelorette, Pitch Perfect And Ice Age: Continental Drift
We've been hearing casting announcements for the Will Ferrell-Adam McKay produced Bachelorette for months now. In the film Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher playbest friends who are invited to a wedding by a girl who they tormented in high school. The film has already cast two great supporting actors in Adam Scott and Kyle Bornheimer and Casey Wilson was meant to play the bride, but has been forced to bail out due to her commitments to Happy Endings. Today Lesley Headland found a replacement.
THR has learned that Rebel Wilson, who made audiences howl as Kristen Wiig's roommate in Bridesmaids earlier this summer, has been cast in Bachelorette as the girl Caplan Dunst and Fisher called "Pigface" as a kid. What the three leads don't know, however, is that Wilson has invited them to the wedding with ulterior motives.
The trade has also learned that Wilson is the first actress cast in Pitch Perfect, a romantic comedy directed by Avenue Q's Jason Moore and based on the book by Mickey Rapkin. Wilson will play the leader of an all-female a cappella group that goes up against a an all-men team.
Finally, Wilson is the most recent actress to sign on for a voice-over role in Ice Age: Continental Drift. The film's cast includes franchise regulars Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo and Queen Latifah and other newcomers including Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lopez, Aziz Ansari and Nick Frost.
In Hollywood all it takes is one great role to really launch your career and it would seem Rebel Wilson is proof positive of that.
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