BELLA: 80s-Set Paramount Action Thriller Casts Samara Weaving, ‘John Wick’ Franchise Helmer Joins To Produce
The Whistleblower helmer Larysa Kondracki will be in good company with Chad Stahelski who’s now riding high with the success of John Wick: Chapter 4 out of Lionsgate. As Deadline’s Anthony D’Alessandro tells it, the pair is set to now venture out together on Paramount Pictures action thriller, Bella which Stahelski will produce out of 87Eleven Entertainment, and has Ready Or Not, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and Scream VI actress Samara Weaving tapped to star.
Set against the backdrop of a crime wave that gripped New York City in the ’80s, Bella is a hyperstylized action thriller about a cop’s daughter who, as her father clings to life following an assassination attempt, goes on a rampage to unearth her father’s attacker and weed out deep-rooted corruption in the New York City Police Department.
Jesse Wigutow, tasked with penning the upcoming revival of The Crow and Joachim Rønning’s Tron: Ares, is penning an updated version of Jason Makarian’s script, from which Kondracki will direct. As the report further notes, Bread & Circuses Entertainment’s Craig Flores is also producing, with 87Eleven’s Alex Young and Jason Spitz tapped to exec produce.
Flores tells Deadline: “Bella cleverly reinvents the female-led action genre pairing a sexy and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll edge with the gritty heightened realism of ’80s New York City. Collaborating with Chad Stahelski and 87Eleven, whose talent is singular in bringing unparalleled action films to worldwide audiences, is a dream for me, Larysa, and Samara.”
Read more at Deadline.
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