Rashida Jones has optioned the movie rights to her upcoming comic book, “Frenemy of the State” to Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Additionally, Jones will co-write the screenplay with actor Will McCormack.
While “Frenemy of the State” was announced by Oni Press at the San Diego Comic Con back in July, the first issue has yet to hit the stands. Jones will be co-writing the comic book with the husband-and-wife creative team of Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir along with artist Jeff Wamester.
According to Variety, the series follows “a young wealthy heiress who works undercover for the CIA.” Jones, who is perhaps best known for her roles on “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” on NBC, stated that she didn’t create "Frenemy of the State" as a project in which she'd star.
"It's intended for a girl much younger than me, about age 20, an interesting age for girls as they make that scary jump to adulthood," explained Jones. "She has lived a life of privilege, attended the best schools and learned every language, but her obsession with spying on exes gets her into trouble and she is recruited to be a spy in exchange for not going to prison."
"There is a comic element to it, this girl who is so conscious of social standing and wearing the right shoes, suddenly becoming responsible for these dangerous, life-threatening missions," she added.
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