Awkwafina to star in The Last Adventure of Constance Verity
According to The Wrap, Awkwafina has signed up to star in Legendary’s fantasy adventure adaptation of The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, based on the book by A. Lee Martinez.
Per the report, the actress, who is on something of a red-hot streak at the moment, will play ass-kicking detective Constance Verity, who is destined to save the world. In Martinez’s novel, Constance has grown tired of her lot in life — that of Earth’s savior, a role she has played since the age of seven — and longs for a normal life.
Legendary purchased the spec script written by John Raffo (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story). Jon Silk will oversee the project with Jay Ashenfelter for Legendary.
Awkwafina has starred in a number of high-profile films including the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians. She recently boarded the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and will also appear in Jumanji: The Next Level.