[NEWS] "Lady Killer" in development (comic book adaptation)
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From ComingSoon.net ...
Lady Killer: Blake Lively to Star in
Diablo Cody's Adaptation for Netflix
Blake Lively (Gossip Girl, A Simple Favor, The Rhythm Section)
is set to lead Netflix's movie adaptation Lady Killer based on
the Dark Horse Comics series, according to Deadline. Lively
will also produce the project, which is being adapted by Oscar
winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully).
Lively is also known for starring in The Shallows, All I See
Is You, Savages, and 2011's Green Lantern. She will next be
seen in the drama thriller The Husband's Secret, adapted by
Pamela Gray from Liane Moriarty's novel.
In Lady Killer, Lively will play Josie Schuller. By all
appearances, 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.
The comic book series was created by writer and illustrator
Joelle Jones along with Jamie S. Rich and colorist Laura
Allred. It was first published by Dark Horse Comics in
January 2015. The comic was nominated at the Eisner Awards as
Best Limited Series in 2016.
During an interview with The Mary Sue in 2015, Jones
explained that the idea for Lady Killer "came from a love of
vintage advertising and illustration from the 1940s through
the 1960s. I really just wanted to create a story that would
allow me to play in that world. I also grew up in a very
traditional home where the women had very defined roles.
Because of that, I have a lot of sympathy for a character
that is forced to balance a duel nature."