EXCLUSIVE: Samara Weaving is set to star in the 20th Century heist thriller Eenie Meanie, which Shawn Simmons is directing. Simmons also penned the script with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick producing. Sources tell Deadline the project will likely premiere on Hulu.
In the vein of Baby Driver, the film follows a former teenage getaway driver who is dragged back into her unsavory past when a former employer offers her a chance to save the life of her chronically unreliable ex-boyfriend.
Best known for her breakout role in the Searchlight cult hit Ready Or Not and the Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers, Weaving just wrapped production on Little Sky, Netflix’s first comedy pilot, on which she plays the lead. She also recently appeared in Paramount’s Scream VI, the latest installment of the horror franchise, and co-starred opposite Kelvin Harrison Jr. in Searchlight’s Chevalier.
Weaving will be seen next in the comedic thriller Borderline, directed by Jimmy Warden and produced by LuckyChap Entertainment, as well as the action-horror film Azrael.
Simmons is the co-creator and writer of the upcoming John Wick spinoff series The Continental: The World Of John Wick, which is set to bow next month on Peacock.
Weaving is repped by CAA, 111 Media and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. Simmons is repped by UTA and Capital Creations.
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