Kim Kardashian, known for her dominance in both scripted and unscripted television, is expanding her reach into the film industry. On November 20, Deadline reported that the SKKN founder is set to produce and star in “The 5th Wheel,” described as a “female-driven comedy.” Co-written by Saturday Night Live alum Paula Pell, the film will be co-produced by Kardashian and her Wine Country co-star Janine Brito.
The project has generated significant interest, with five film studios reportedly vying for the rights. Kardashian has been actively involved in the process, attending every meeting to present the film pitch. According to Deadline, studios are eager to collaborate with Kardashian, emphasizing her hands-on approach.
While Kardashian’s film experience has been limited to brief voice roles in two animated Paw Patrol movies, her recent stint in the latest season of American Horror Story: Delicate received positive reviews for her acting skills. Fans on X (formerly Twitter) expressed amazement at Kardashian’s ability to add another project to her busy schedule, praising her work ethic and comparing her to other hardworking figures like Beyoncé.
Some attributed Kardashian’s success in her new venture to her renowned momager, Kris Jenner, hailing her as “one of a kind.” Others recalled Kardashian’s previous statement encouraging women to “get your ass up and work,” noting that she has consistently followed that advice despite any backlash.
However, not everyone welcomed the news of Kardashian’s return to acting. Some skeptics predicted a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while others humorously declared it “the end of cinema.” Regardless, Kardashian’s fans playfully speculated about her potential awards, from Razzies to an EGOT.
Details about “The 5th Wheel,” such as the release date and additional cast members, remain undisclosed. Nevertheless, the announcement has set the stage for a Kardashian takeover in the cinematic realm, marking another milestone in Kim Kardashian’s multifaceted career.