Following an intense bidding competition, Netflix has successfully won the U.S. distribution rights to STXfilms‘ highly-anticipated action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, which features an all-star female cast led by Avengers: Endgame star Karen Gillan. According to Deadline, the streamer acquired the upcoming film in an 8-figure acquisition deal with STX. Studiocanal will retain international distribution rights. Netflix is reportedly planning to release Gunpowder Milkshake this summer as part of their recently unveiled movie lineup.
In addition, it has also been confirmed that Studiocanal and The Picture Company are already planning to produce a second installment to the female assassins-centered action film and is currently in the early stages of development.
In Gunpowder Milkshake, Sam was only 12 years old when her mother, an elite assassin named Scarlet, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal.
But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl – Emily. With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates: The Librarians. These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.
The film stars Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, Angela Bassett, and Chloe Coleman. It will also feature Paul Giamatti and Adam Nagaitis.
Gunpowder Milkshake is being likened to Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. Israeli filmmaker Navot Papushado is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ehud Lavski. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company are producing as part of their overall deal with Studiocanal.