Bebe Rexha joins Kristen Bell-led comedy Queenpins
Just a month after acquiring the rights to the Kristen Bell (The Good Place)-starring comedy, STXfilms is expanding the cast of Queenpins with the addition of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha in her live-action feature film acting debut.
Queenpins will center on the story of a suburban housewife, fed up with being dismissed and overlooked by her husband and society, who decides to take back control of her life by starting an illegal coupon club. Her creation ends up scamming millions of dollars from big food companies while delivering deals to millions of fellow coupon clippers.
Bell will re-team with her The Good Place and Veronica Mars co-star Kirby Howell-Baptiste, as well as Vince Vaughn (Freaky, Fighting With My Family) and Paul Walter Hauser (Da 5 Bloods, Richard Jewell).
“This is a perfect film for Bebe to be making her live-action film debut,” Adam Fogelson, Chairman STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. “of She’s an incredible talent and international superstar and we love her for this role as Tempe Tina, an eccentric computer hacker who helps our heroines with their coupon scam. We know she will add so much fun, talent and personality to this cast.”
The film is written and will be directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly and produced by AGC Studios, Marquee Entertainment, and Red Hour Films. AGC’s Linda McDonough will produce alongside Red Hour’s Nicky Weinstock. AGC Studios Chairman Stuart Ford and Miguel A. Palos, Jr. will executive produce alongside Ben Stiller and Breean Solberg of Red Hour. The project was developed by McDonough under her Marquee Entertainment banner prior to joining AGC earlier this year.
Queenpins will be distributed in the US, UK, and Ireland by STX, and the studio will handle international distribution through its network of global partners.
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