Michelle Yeoh is looking for a Gunpowder Milkshake with Karen Gillan
The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the upcoming assassin thriller Gunpower Milkshake is expanding its all-star female ensemble led by Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Karen Gillan with the addition of Crazy Rich Asians‘ Michelle Yeoh.
In addition to Gillan and Yeoh, the cast will also feature Emmy-nominee Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Oscar and Emmy-nominee Angela Bassett (Black Panther, American Horror Story) and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti (Billions).
The film will be directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who also helmed the 2014 Israeli hit film Big Bad Wolves. The two also wrote the screenplay along with Ehud Lavski. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company will produce as part of their overall deal with Studiocanal.
Details of the actual plot aren’t known just yet, but Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver are considered the film’s “touchstones,” which will mix stylized action with violence. The script is being described as following Headey and Gillan’s mother-daughter assassin duo and Yeoh will be part of a secret sisterhood of arms dealers who assist the two when things go south.
Bassett starred in some high-profile blockbusters this past year, including Mission: Impossible — Fallout, Black Panther and Bumblebee. She is a regular on American Horror Story and BoJack Horseman.
Yeoh, who rose to fame with her roles in 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies and 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has most recently landed key roles in the acclaimed romantic comedy smash Crazy Rich Asians and the CBS All Access spin-off Star Trek: Discovery.
Gunpowder Milkshake is planning on filming in Berlin on June 3.
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