Jumanji: The Next Level co-stars Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are set to team up again in the upcoming action-comedy Shelly with Awkwafina as an assassin who targets her high school bully, and Deadline reports that Amazon Studios has picked up the rights to the film.
Shelly follows the two women “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.”
The film will be directed by Jude Weng (The Good Place) from a script by Michael Doneger (Couples Therapy) and Liz Storm (Tall Tales).
Ian Bryce (6 Underground) will produce Shelly through his Ian Bryce Productions company with Katie Malott co-producing and Will McCance serving as executive producer.
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