“Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick has signed on to star in the short-form comedy series “Dummy” for Quibi, a spokesperson for the video platform confirmed Friday.
Created by “Deadbeat” and “Kidding” veteran Cody Heller, the buddy comedy centers on a writer and her boyfriend’s sex doll. In keeping with Quibi’s concept of short, digestible episodic storytelling, each installment of the series will be 10 minutes or shorter.
Tricia Brock is attached to the project as a director and executive producer. Kendrick will also executive produce.
Founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Quibi (short for “quick bites”) is set to feature a variety of short-form content targeting mobile viewing. It is expected to launch in either late 2019 or early 2020 with a two-tier pricing model: an $8 per month option that doesn’t include advertising and a $5 per month priced tier that has limited ads.
Directors Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) and Antoine Fuqua (“The Magnificent Seven”) and producer Jason Blum (“Get Out”) are all expected to produce content for the service.
Deadline first reported the news.