I love how H’wood pounces on anything based on a graphic novel these days – even when that graphic novel hasn’t been published yet.Â Such is the case with the recent acquisition by Universal Pictures and Oni Press’ Frenemy of the State.Â Rashida Jones will write the script with Will McCormack, though Jones says she will not star in the movie.
“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,” she said. “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.”
The movie is being produced by Brian Grazer and Eric Gitter, who just wrapped the Scott Pilgrim movie.