Samara Weaving to Lead 1980s Action Thriller ‘Bella’

Samara Weaving (Ready or NotScream VI) is set to star in the action thriller Bella for Paramount Pictures. Larysa Kondracki will direct the picture, which is currently in development.

Per Deadline, Bella is based on Jason Markarian‘s 2020 Black List script with Jesse Wigutow handling revisions. Craig Flores is producing via Bread & Circuses Entertainment and Chad Stahleski is producing through his 87eleven Entertainment.

Here’s the logline: “Set against the backdrop of a crime wave that gripped New York City in the ’80s, Bella is a hyperstylized action thriller about a cop’s daughter who, as her father clings to life following an assassination attempt, goes on a rampage to unearth her father’s attacker and weed out deep-rooted corruption in the New York City Police Department.” (Uh, yes, please!)

Bella cleverly reinvents the female-led action genre pairing a sexy and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll edge with the gritty heightened realism of ’80s New York City,” Flores told Deadline. “Collaborating with Chad Stahelski and 87Eleven, whose talent is singular in bringing unparalleled action films to worldwide audiences, is a dream for me, Larysa, and Samara.”

No release date has been set for Bella at this time. We’ll keep you posted.

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Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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