Blake Lively is set to star in and produce the Dark Horse comic adaptation ‘Lady Killer’ for Netflix.
Lively will take on the role of Josie Schuller. On the surface, she is the perfect 1950’s housewife. But when she’s not catering to the needs of her family, she leads a secret life as a highly-trained killer for hire. She really likes the second job, and her husband has no idea.
Oscar-winning scribe Diablo Cody will pen the feature. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment will produce along with Lively and Kate Vorhoff for B for Effort.
The comic book series is written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, illustrated by Joëlle Jones, and coloured by Laura Allred. It has been published by Dark Horse Comics since January 2015 and was nominated at the Eisner Awards as Best Limited Series in 2016.
Lively’s previous films include ‘The Shallows’, A Simple Favour’ and most recently ‘The Rhythm Section’ alongside Jude Law.
Cody is best known for her work in ‘Juno’, and most recently ‘Raised By Wolves’, She has also scripted the upcoming Madonna biopic at Universal, which Madonna will direct.