Kim Kardashian’s Comedy ‘The Fifth Wheel’ to Stream on Netflix
Kim Kardashian is hitting the small screen once again, but this time with a film role. Per Deadline, Netflix won a bidding war for a comedy film called The Fifth Wheel, which stars the SKIMS founder. Several major players, including theatrical distributors and streamers, were competing for the film, but two of the five companies backed out at the last minute before Kardashian and co-writers Paula Pell and Janine Brito sealed the deal with Netflix.
Former Saturday Night Live writer Pell is producing the comedy with Kardashian, 43. Though the logline is under wraps, it has been revealed that Kardashian is playing the eponymous “fifth wheel” alongside a female ensemble cast. Her co-stars and the release date have yet to be announced. This isn’t Kim’s first bat at acting. She has made cameos in Disaster Movie, CSI: NY, and Ocean’s Eight. She most recently starred in the latest season of American Horror Story alongside Emma Roberts, which is currently streaming on Hulu.
Kardashian will be heavily involved in her role as a producer for The Fifth Wheel. According to Deadline, The Kardashians star will use her hundreds of millions of followers on social media plus her reality show to document her every move with the comedy film. Netflix’s purchase of Kim’s film over the Thanksgiving weekend marks one of the first major sales following the historic SAG-AFTRA strike, which was settled earlier this month. Other films post-strike on Netflix’s slate include the romantic comedy A Family Affair, with Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King; Lonely Planet, starring Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth; and Schitt’s Creek co-creator Dan Levy’s directorial debut Good Grief, in which he stars alongside Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel, and Luke Evans.
Season four of The Kardashians is nearly wrapped up, with the season finale premiering this Thursday, November 30. During this season, Kim shared how much stress she was under while flying back and forth from California to New York for acting lessons for her American Horror Story role.