Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are set to star in a brand new motion/comedy known as Shelly. The duo beforehand starred alongside each other in final 12 months’s Jumanji: The Subsequent Stage. Jude Weng is about to direct the film, with a script by Michael Doneger and Liz Storm. The venture, described as “Imply Ladies” meets “Barry,” can be shopped round to studios and is predicted to promote in a rush.
In accordance with a brand new report, Shelly is being shopped round at the moment. There isn’t any phrase, as of this writing, the place the film may land however it’s anticipated to generate heavy curiosity. The story is claimed to happen a decade after an embarrassing prank at a highschool promenade, which pressured Shelly Wheeler (Awkwafina) out of city.
The expertise hardened her a lot that she turned a cold-blooded hit-woman. Shelly is then offered with the chance for candy revenge as she discovers her subsequent goal is her former highschool tormentor, Dianna Park (Karen Gillan). Nonetheless, Dianna unexpectedly befriends Shelly which provides her the chance to combine in with the cool crowd. She winds up defending her outdated enemy from one other hit crew employed to kill each of them.
Jumanji: The Subsequent Stage grossed simply shy of $800 million on the international field workplace, which makes reuniting these stars interesting. Not solely that, however each actors have been showing in high-profile tasks over the past handful of years. Karen Gillan performs Nebula within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starred in Avengers: Endgame final 12 months, which went on to change into the highest-grossing film in historical past. Gillan additionally starred in The Name of the Wild earlier this 12 months. Awkwafina starred in The Farewell, which many really feel was robbed of a number of Oscar nominations. She additionally has her Comedy Central sequence, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens. Awkwafina additionally starred in Loopy Wealthy Asians and Ocean’s 8.
As for Jude Weng, she most not too long ago directed the characteristic Discovering Ohana for Netflix, which is in post-production at the moment. Weng has quite a lot of expertise directing on massive TV reveals akin to Recent Off the Boat, The Good Place, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Loopy Ex-Girlfriend and Black-Ish. Michael Doneger beforehand wrote The Escort and cooked up the story for Shelly. Co-writer Liz Storm beforehand penned episodes of Broomtown and Tall Tales. Ian Bryce is about to supply, with Will McCance on board as an government producer and Katie Malott co-producing.
There isn’t any telling when this might start manufacturing, no matter which studio finally ends up scooping up the bundle. This one appears largely put collectively and, in concept, could possibly be able to go shortly. However the business remains to be checking out the right way to logistically proceed many productions following the shutdown, as problems with solid and crew member security nonetheless must be labored out, along with plenty of logistical issues. We’ll make sure you preserve you posted as additional particulars are made out there. This information involves us by way of Deadline.