Deadline is exclusively reporting that Samara Weaving is set to star in the action thriller Bella at Paramount Pictures.
Set against the backdrop of a crime wave in New York City during the ’80s, the film will focus on a cop’s daughter who, as her father clings to life following an assassination attempt, goes on a rampage to unearth her father’s attacker and weed out deep-rooted corruption in the New York City Police Department.
Craig Flores, producer on the project, released a statement to Deadline saying:
Bella cleverly reinvents the female-led action genre pairing a sexy and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll edge with the gritty heightened realism of ’80s New York City. Collaborating with Chad Stahelski and 87Eleven, whose talent is singular in bringing unparalleled action films to worldwide audiences, is a dream for me, Larysa, and Samara.
The film is being written by Jesse Wigutow, based on Jason Markarian’s script, with Larysa Kondracki set to helm the film. Craig Flores will be producing via Bread & Circuses Entertainment alongside Chad Stahleski via 87eleven Entertainment. Alex Young and Jason Spitz of 87eleven Entertainment will serve as executive producers.