Yet another reason to love Rashida Jones... As if she didn't have enough "cool factor" being the daughter of producing legend Quincy Jones and the Mod Squad's Peggy Lipton. Like she didn't steal your heart with her striking beauty and charm with her roles in The Office, I Love You Man and Parks and Recreation. Now Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired screen rights to Frenemy of the State, a graphic novel miniseries that Jones created and will adapt with actor Will McCormack(Brothers & Sisters) for the big-screen.
Jones co-wrote the original Oni Press published comic, but Frenemy wasn't conceived by Jones as an acting vehicle for herself. She told Variety:
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.
The adventure revolves around a young wealthy heiress who works undercover for the CIA. Jones expands ont he character saying:
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.
Brian Grazer will produce for Imagine with Eric Gitter(Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World) producing through Closed on Mondays. Jones and McComack previously scripted Celeste and Jesse Forever, being set up at Overture to star Jones with Jennifer Todd(Memento/Alice In Wonderland) producing.
What do you think of Brain Grazer producing Rashida Jones' graphic novel Frenemy of The State for the big-screen?