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Rashida Jones, star of Parks & Recreation and daughter of Quincy Jones, will soon see the fruits of her writing labors on the big screen. She has sold the rights to her graphic novel series, Frenemy of the State, to Ron Howard's production company, Imagine Entertainment, and Universal Pictures.
Jones' graphic novels (a.k.a. the smarter cousins of comic books) tell the story of a young undercover CIA agent who is also the heir to a massive fortune. Think Paris Hilton meets Jennifer Garner in Alias.
"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 former Office star, who is 33, told Variety. "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."
Rashida's father is probably best known for producing one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Michael Jackson's Thriller. Because of Quincy's close relationship with the late, great performer, Rashida spent fair amount of time around Jackson.
Jones recently spoke to TVGuide.com and shared her thoughts on the outpouring of grief following Jackson's untimely death.
"He took his own missteps in his own life, but I think as a public we were kind of ungenerous about him and his own isolation," Rashida said. "Why can't we celebrate our heroes while they're still alive?"
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