87North announced today that Vicky Jewson (The Witcher: Blood Origin) is set to direct the upcoming action thriller Ballerina Overdrive.
The film will star Lena Headey (Gunpowder Milkshake), Yara Shahidi (Peter Pan & Wendy), Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Lana Condor (Moonshot), Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place) and Iris Apatow (The Bubble). Based on a script by Kate Freund (Afterlife), 87North’s Kelly McCormick (Bullet Train), David Leitch (Bullet Train) and Annie Marter (Violent Night) will produce. Award-winning stunt designers Heidi Moneymaker and Renae Moneymaker (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Project Artemis) will handle the dance-based action choreography.
The film follows a troupe of ballerinas who find themselves fighting for survival as they attempt to escape from a remote inn after their bus breaks down on the way to a dance competition.
The Veterans will handle international sales and introduce the film to buyers out of EFM in Berlin.
Production on Ballerina Overdrive is set to start rolling in Serbia 2Q 2023.