A Simple Plan star Blake Lively is producing and starring in a new film from writer Diablo Cody based on the comic book thriller Lady Killer from Dark Horse Comics.
Dark Horse Entertainment has a first look deal with Netflix so it is unclear whether the movie will be released in theaters or the streaming service, but according to the press release from Dark Horse, Lively will star and produce the film through her B For Effort production company with Katie Vorhoff. Academy Award winning writer Diablo Cody will write the screenplay for the film. Cody won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Juno.
According to the logline: By all appearances, Josie Schuller 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. Lady Killer was written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, illustrated by Joëlle Jones and colored by Laura Allred. It has been published by Dark Horse Comics since January 2015. The comic had great critical reception and was nominated at the Eisner Awards as Best Limited Series in 2016.