Universal, Imagine Team on Frenemy of the State

Variety says that Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired screen rights to “Frenemy of the State,” a graphic novel miniseries created by actress Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”), who will write the script with Will McCormack.

The adventure revolves around a young wealthy heiress who works undercover for the CIA. Jones co-wrote the original comic, published by Oni Press.

Jones told the trade that “Frenemy of the State” wasn’t conceived as an acting vehicle for herself:

“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 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.”

Source: Variety