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Amazon Picks Up Awkwafina and Karen Gillan Action Comedy

Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to develop a script package deal for an motion comedy referred to as “Shelly” that may star Awkwafina and Karen Gillan, a person with information of the challenge instructed TheWrap.

Awkwafina and Gillan, who each starred in “Jumanji: The Next Level,” will star within the movie from director Jude Weng based mostly on the script by Michael Doneger and Liz Storm.

The story entails Awkwafina as an murderer whose subsequent goal is her highschool bully performed by Gillan. Gillan’s prank at their highschool promenade was liable for turning Awkwafina right into a hardened killer, however she finds it tough to finish her job when the 2 grow to be associates, and he or she’s now pressured to guard Gillan from different would-be assassins.

Ian Bryce on behalf of his Ian Bryce Productions will produce “Shelly.” Will McCance will government produce, and Katie Malott will co-produce.

Awkwafina will likely be seen in “Breaking News in Yuba County” and is engaged on Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” She additionally lent her voice to the brand new “Spongebob” movie and the Disney animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon” and will likely be a voice in Disney’s live-action “The Little Mermaid” remake.

Gillan was seen on this yr’s “Call of the Wild” and can subsequent star within the motion movie “Gunpowder Milkshake.”

UTA packaged the challenge for “Shelly.” Awkwafina is represented by UTA and Artists First. Gillan is represented by UTA and Troika. Doneger is represented by UTA, Storm by Verve and lawyer Amy Nickin. Weng is represented by CAA.

Deadline first reported the information.

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