UPDATE: Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to Shelly.
After starring together in the blockbuster hit Jumanji: The Next Level, stars Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame) and Awkwafina (The Farewell) is set to reteam once again for the upcoming action comedy Shelly.
The film takes place “a decade after an embarrassing prom prank ran Shelly Wheeler (Awkwafina) out of town and so hardened her heart that she became an ice-cold hit-woman. Revenge threatens to be sweet when she learns her next target is her former high school tormentor, Dianna Park (Gillan). But when Dianna unexpectedly befriends Shelly, the assassin finds herself in with the cool crowd, protecting her old nemesis against another hit crew hired to kill them both. The tone is Mean Girls meets Barry.”
The script is written by Michael Doneger and Liz Storm with Jude Weng (Finding Ohana) at the helm.
Before jumping into action with Shelly, Awkwafina is following Gillan’s footsteps and will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in next year’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings alongside Simu Liu and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.