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STX Splashes On Starry Female Assassin Pic ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’

Deadline — In a splashy eight-figure deal, STXfilms has pre-bought North American, Latin American and Chinese distribution rights to the starry action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, we can reveal.

Avengers and Jumanji star Karen Gillan leads the cast with Game of Thrones star Lena Headey, Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh, The Haunting of Hill House actress Carla Gugino, Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti and Big Little Lies and Avatar 2 child actor Chloe Coleman.

The pic tells the story of three generations of female assassins who fight to stop a cycle of violence over the course of one night. STX snapped up the movie after seeing it on promo during the European Film Market in Berlin.

The deal was negotiated by Studiocanal’s Anna Marsh, Anne Cherel and Sophie Leuthreau, with STX’s Jordan Lichtman and Carolyn Steinmetz and UTA Independent Film Group. The film now is sold out worldwide.

Written by Navot Papushado and Ehud Lavski and directed by Papushado, Gunpowder Milkshake was financed by Studiocanal and produced by Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company. Rona and Heineman were producers on Liam Neeson hits The Commuter and Non-Stop.

The movie marks Papushado’s first English-language film and his sophomore follow-up to Israeli breakout Big Bad Wolves, which played at festivals including Tribeca, Austin and Fantasia.

We understand there is a wide theatrical commitment in the U.S., and the movie will go through STX’s existing partners in Canada and Latin America and a partner distributor in China.

Gunpowder Milkshake has found the perfect domestic distributor in STX,” said Marsh, the Studiocanal CEO. “Produced by our good partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, this ambitious, high-octane action film boasts a top-class lineup of kick-ass and smart female talent who promise to light up audiences worldwide. Adam Fogelson and the team at STX has delivered time and again in this genre with hits such as Hustlers and more recently The Gentleman. Partnering with them on Gunpowder Milkshake will allow us to scale a first-class campaign firmly positioning our film as an event.

Karen Gillan to Star in Assassin Action Movie ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’

THR — Guardians of the Galaxy and Jumanji star Karen Gillan has signed on to topline Gunpowder Milkshake, an action thriller from Studiocanal and The Picture Company.

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the duo behind the dark Israeli breakout Big Bad Wolves, are directing the project. The pair also wrote the script with Ehud Lavski.

Plot details are being kept muzzled, but the pic is described as being in the assassin genre with a story that spans multiple generations. The entire cast is envisioned as being all-female, with Gillan the cornerstone.

Kill Bill, the opus by Big Bad Wolves fan Quentin Tarantino, and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver are the touchstones of the project, with “stylish,” “snappy” and “violent” its watchwords.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce Gunpowder Milkshake through their overall deal with Studiocanal.

Gillan, who last year made her directorial feature debut with the indie The Party’s Just Beginning, has risen to be a key player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing as Nebula in the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies and last year’s $2 billion hit, Avengers: Infinity War. She is slated to return for Avengers: Endgame this summer.

The actress is also one of the stars of the rebooted Jumanji franchise and will shoot Jumanji 2 alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black in February. The plan is to lens Gunpowder Milkshake after that, with production eyeing a Berlin shoot in the spring.