Blake Lively is teaming up with the Juno screenwriter for the adaptation of the Dark Horse comic

By Salina Tsegai
May 07, 2021 04:28 PM
Blake Lively and Diablo Cody
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Blake Lively is gearing up for another action movie.

The Gossip Girl actor is teaming up with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody to adapt the Dark Horse comic Lady Killer for Netflix, Deadline reports.

Lady Killer, written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, centers on the picture perfect 1950s homemaker, wife and mother Josie Schuller, whose double life as an efficient killer for hire puts her American dream life in danger.

Blake Lively
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Cody, an Oscar winner who wrote popular films like Juno, Tully and Jennifer's Body, is set to adapt the screenplay while Lively will star in the film. The Shallows actress will also serve as a producer alongside her B for Effort partner Kate Varhoff, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment. 

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Lively last starred in the 2020 action thriller The Rhythm Section, where she played a woman who tries to get to the bottom of a plane crash that killed her family, and ends up seeking revenge on those responsible for the purposeful accident.

Cody scribe recently co-wrote the upcoming Madonna biopic at Universal with the singer, who is also directing the movie.