Hollywood might still be shutdown (when it comes to production) but that doesn’t mean deals aren’t being made. In fact, more deals might be going down right now.
The most recent package? Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are set to star in the action-comedy film, Shelly. The script was written by Michael Doneger and Liz Storm.
The story takes place a decade after an embarrassing prom prank ran Shelly Wheeler (Awkwafina) out of town and so hardened her heart that she became an ice-cold hit-woman. Revenge threatens to be sweet when she learns her next target is her former high school tormentor, Dianna Park (Gillan).
But when Dianna unexpectedly befriends Shelly, the assassin finds herself in with the cool crowd, protecting her old nemesis against another hit crew hired to kill them both.
People in the industry are saying it’s “Mean Girls” meets “Barry” if those silly comparisons do anything for you.
This sounds like it’s destined for Netflix. And no, that’s not an insult. Netflix is putting out quality content, and has been for a long time.
The project is reportedly being shopped around town as we speak.