Deadline is exclusively reporting that Amazon Studios have acquired the action-comedy package Shelly, which is set to star Awkwafina and Karen Gillan, and Jude Weng set to direct.
The film takes palce a decade after an embarrassing prom prank ran Shelly Wheeler 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. 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.
The script is written by Michael Doneger and Liz Storm. The report states that the tone of the film, hailing from Ian Bryce Productions, is Mean Girls meets Barry. Ian Bryce will be producing the film, with Will McCance executive producing and Katie Malott co-producing.