Karen Gillan has landed the starring role in the upcoming assassin-centric action movie Gunpowder Milkshake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will span multiple generations, and sport a half-female cast, of which Gillan is the cornerstone.
The film will be directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who also helmed the 2014 Israeli hit film Big Bad Wolves. The two also wrote the screenplay along with Ehud Lavski. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company will produce as part of their overall deal with Studiocanal.
Details of the actual plot aren’t known just yet, but Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver are considered the film’s “touchstones,” which will mix stylized action with violence.
The former Doctor Who alum has had a full schedule of late. Since her introduction in The Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, she’s become a key character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nebula, the tortured, machinated daughter of Thanos. She survived the big snap in Avengers: Infinity War, and will likely be returning for this April’s follow-up, Avengers: Endgame.
She also directed her first feature film last year, The Party’s Just Beginning, and will be appearing in the adaptation of Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, which begins production in September. Gillan is also slated to reprise her Jumanji character for Jumanji 2, which will begin filming next month for a Christmas 2019 release.
Once the still-untitled Jumanji 2 wraps, Gunpowder Milkshake is planning on filming in Berlin this Spring.
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