Deadline is reporting that Jumanji: The Next Level co-stars Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are set to reunite for an action-comedy film entitled Shelly, which is described as “Mean Girls meets Barry“.
As per the trade, Shelly “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.”
Jude Weng (Fresh Off the Boat) is set to direct Shelly from a script by Michael Doneger and Liz Storm, while Ian Bryce (6 Underground) is producing. The package is currently being shopped around Hollywood, and is expected to be snapped up quickly.