Stanley Tucci, Laverne Cox, and More Join Action-Comedy Jolt
According to Deadline, Emmy Award-winning actors Stanley Tucci (Winchell, The Lovely Bones) and Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire, Ant-Man) have officially been cast along with Emmy nominee Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad) to join in Millennium Media’s upcoming female-driven action-comedy Jolt. They will be joining Underworld alum Kate Beckinsale who is set to star.
Jolt will follow the story of Lindy, who is a badass bouncer with a slightly murderous anger-management problem that she controls with the help of an electrode-lined vest she uses to shock herself back to normalcy whenever she gets homicidal. After the first guy she’s ever fallen for is murdered, she goes on a revenge-fueled rampage to find the killer while the cops pursue her as their chief suspect.
The film is written by Scott Wascha (Made in Berlin) with Sherryl Clark and Millennium Media’s David Bernardi and Les Weldon serving as producers. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger of Millennium Media are all set as executive producers. Jolt marks Millennium Media’s first project with a female lead, director and producer. Production has already started in London.
Beckinsale is no stranger to action genre as she previously starred in the supernatural-action film franchise of Underworld. She is also best known for starring in action film such as the 2004 Van Helsing opposite Hugh Jackman; and the sci-fi film Total Recall. She will next be seen in Charlie Day’s directorial debut El Tonto.
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