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Rashida Jones: Geeky Cute

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 14, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 14, 2009 |

Here’s a cute idea from a cute star, Rashida Jones, who has depths previously unknown (and who is also about to provide a geek chubby to a lot of Pajibans once they learn this). Jones is optioning a comic book, Frenemy of the State, for a big-screen version that she will co-write with Will McCormick. The geeky news: She’s actually co-writing the comic-book, too, with husband and wife team, Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, along with artist Jeff Wamester.

Rashida Jones: Quirky cute. Daughter of a media mogul. And a comic-book writer (she’s also a model and a musician, but that’s hardly of interest to me).

Frenemy of the State follows an early 20-something female, who has lived a life of privilege, but her tendency to spy on her ex-boyfriends gets her in trouble. So, in order to avoid jail-time, the woman brokers a deal to use her talents as a spy for the CIA.

As Jones notes: “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.”

Like I said: Cute.

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