Shelly: Amazon Studios Acquires Awkwafina & Karen Gillan Action Comedy
According to TheWrap, Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to develop a script package for Shelly, the action comedy movie starring Golden Globe winner Awkwafina (The Farewell, Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Endgame, Selfie).
The story 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. The tone is Mean Girls meets Barry.
Shelly is written by Michael Doneger (Brampton’s Own, Couples Therapy) and Liz Storm (Tall Tales, Boomtown) and directed by Jude Weng (The Good Place).
Ian Bryce (6 Underground) is producing Shelly via his Ian Bryce Productions banner. Will McCance serves as executive producer while Katie Malott is co-producing.
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