Rebel Wilson to make directorial debut in The Deb, has auditioned for James Bond film

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Rebel Wilson is set to make her movie directorial debut, as she also reveals that she auditioned for the next James Bond film.

Rebel Wilson is taking a step into the director’s chair for her next project, it has been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. The actor will be helming The Deb, an Australian musical comedy taken from the stage show of the same name. Production is set to begin in September.

Here’s the synopsis:

The Deb follows lovable farm girl and high school outcast Taylah Simpkins (Natalie Abbott), who is certain the upcoming Debutante Ball, “the Deb,” is her one chance to redefine herself. When her cynical city cousin Maeve (Charlotte MacInnes) is exiled to Taylah’s drought-stricken town Dunburn, she thinks the ball is a “heteronormative shit-show” and immediately disrupts the status quo. In their search for the spotlight, Taylah and Maeve dig deep to find self-acceptance — and a date to the Deb.’

It’s also been revealed that Wilson has auditioned for a role in the next 007 film although other details regarding the future of the series (such as who will be playing James Bond) remain shrouded in secrecy. Variety has reported that Wilson said getting to audition for a part in the project was ‘very cool’ and that this took place last year. Wilson confirmed that she wasn’t auditioning for the role of 007 and didn’t confirm whether she’d got the part. Still, an interesting nugget indeed. We’ll bring you more on The Deb, not to mention 007 news as we hear them.

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