Samara Weaving has landed a leading role in Bella, a 1980s action thriller, Bella, from Paramount Pictures, Deadline has reported. Larysa Kondracki, known for various TV projects like Better Call Saul and The Americans, will direct the film. Jesse Wigutow (The Prince) will write from an original script from Jason Markarian.
The role that Samara Weaving landed will see her rip through the criminal underworld of 1980s New York City. After her father barely survives an assassination attempt, she goes through the city to find the person or people responsible, which unearths corruption in the city’s police department.
The film will be produced by John Wick director Chad Stahelski. Craig Flores will also produce. Jason Spitz and Alex Young will executive produce.
Samara Weaving gets ready for the leading role in the 1980s action thriller Bella
According to the Deadline report, the film is described as a “hyper-stylized action thriller.” Flores went further by saying that it “cleverly reinvents the female-lead action genre pairing sexy and unapologetic rock n’ roll edge with the gritty realism” of the setting.
When it comes to an action role, Samara Weaving starred in Guns Akimbo with Daniel Radcliffe. The closest she had come beyond that was in her slasher comedies The Babysitter, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, and Ready or Not. She has continued her stamp on horror with Scream VI. Other major projects for her have been Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers and Damien Chazelle’s Babylon.
The quick rise of the Australian star has meant plenty of work in the coming years. She will continue her reign in horror with Azrael; she will play as Holly Madison in the adaption of Madison’s book Down the Rabbit Hole; the biopic Liz, based on the life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte; and the directorial debut of Jimmy Warden, who wrote Killer Queen and Cocaine Bear, with Borderline.