• [NEWS] "Lady Killer" in development (comic book adaptation)

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Thu May 6 15:11:44 2021
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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."


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