‘Jumanji: the Next Level’ star Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are set to star in action-comedy ‘Shelley’

Jude Weng is directing the film that 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.

Michael Doneger penned the story. ‘6 Underground’ Ian Bryce is producing, with Will McCance executive producing and Katie Malott co-producing.

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Awkwafina was last seen in ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’, ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ and ‘The Farewell’. She also voiced the character of The Collector in Netflix series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’.

Gillan made her breakthrough as Nebula in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and has reprised her role numerous times in both the sequels and ‘Avengers’ movies. As well as the rebooted ‘Jumanji’ franchise, Gillanhas also starred in ‘Stuber’, ‘The Call of the Wild’ and voiced the role of Eyes in animation ‘Spies in Disguise’.