Blake Lively has been tapped to star in the Netflix film adaption of the Dark Horse Comic ‘Lady Killer’ as protagonist Josie Schulle.
“Lady Killer is coming to the silver screen,” Dark Horse comics said according to Bounding Into Comics. “Based on the comics by Joelle Jones, we’re excited to share the news: Netflix has set Blake Lively to star in and produce, and Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody to adapt Lady Killer, from the Dark Horse comic series.”
Deadline reports that Dark Horse Entertainment and B For Effort will be making the live-action film with Lively, Mike Richardson, Kate Vorhoff, and Keith Goldberg producing.
According to its synopsis, ‘Lady Killer’ takes place in the 1950s and follows Josie Schuller “a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer! She’s balanced cheerful domestic bliss with coldly performed assassinations, but when Josie finds herself in the crosshairs, her American Dream life is in danger!”
‘Lady Killer’ creator Joelle Jones told Boing Boing in 2015 that she was inspired by “Mid-Century” advertising and Normal Rockwell paintings when she was illustrating the comic book.
“I think it’s the story telling aspect beyond how it looks artistically and the beautiful renderings. There’s a lot of storytelling behind images,” she said. “Rockwell, he left that in…There is an entire novel in one image. I’ve always loved that.”
Diablo Coby is known for screenwriting such films as the teen drama ‘Juno’ and the cult classic Megan Fox horror flick ‘Jennifer’s Body.’ She made her directorial debut with the 2013 comedy ‘Paradise.’
Lively has appeared in such films as ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ duology, ‘The Rhythm Section,’ and the dark comedy ‘A Simple Favor’ opposite Anna Kendricks. She is perhaps best known for having a main role in the CW’s teen drama ‘Gossip Girl.’
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