Imagine your life is a drag, your dating life is nonexistent and you’re stuck in a dead-end job that is eating away your soul like acid.
On top of all that, you then get brutally mugged in a New York subway! You get knocked unconscious — but when you wake up your life has been transformed into a wonderful fantasy! Suddenly, men are lining up to date you, you are earning tons of cash and you live in a fabulous high-rise apartment.
That’s the premise of Isn’t It Romantic, a new film starring Rebel Wilson set for release on Valentine’s Day 2019. Wilson plays Natalie, an architect who is mired in a lowly position for a heartless company. She’s little more than the office gopher. She also faces the disadvantage of being a plus-size girl with a dismal love life.
All that is about the change in a most amazing way, however.
Wilson is joined by a strong cast that includes hunky Liam Hemsworth, the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra and the charming Adam Devine. The film is directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Three writers share credit for the script. They are Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox and Katie Silberman. Another pivotal role in the film is Donny, Natalie’s outrageous gay sidekick portrayed by Brandon Scott Jones.
Rebel Wilson comes to the American film industry by way of Australia. She was born Melanie Elizabeth Bownds in Sydney in 1980. She earned a degree in theater arts from the University of South Wales and went on to earn a law degree there.
But practicing law took a backseat to Wilson’s love of comedy and performance on the stage. After gaining traction in theater work, she landed roles on Australian TV and made a name for herself as an up-and-coming star in her home country. Read more: Isn’t It Romantic Trailer | Glamour and Rebel Wilson Reveals Character Isn’t Romantic Wears Clothes Fashion Line | Daily Mail
Wilson ventured to the United States in 2003 and trained with the vaunted improv comedy group, The Second City. She began to land supporting roles in major feature films. Among her breakout roles were playing Kristen Wiig’s roommate in “Bridesmaids” and “Fat Amy” in the “Pitch Perfect” film series.
These gigs brought her more work, including a stint hosting the 2013 MTV Music Awards. She then landed her own television series on ABC, the short-lived sitcom, “Super Fun Night.”
Low rating prompted ABC not to renew the show but Rebel Wilson faced no shortage of work. Swiftly rising to bankable Hollywood star, numerous movie roles followed. She remains one of Tinsel Town’s hottest commodities today. Isn’t It Romantic is a chance for Wilson to headline a major feature film released by a top-line studio, Warner Brothers.
Rebel Wilson now helms her own production company, Camp Sugar Production. The first project will be a retooling of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with female lead roles. The original starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The remake will feature Wilson and Anne Hathaway. The film will be rebranded as “The Hustle” and is scheduled for a 2019 release.