After serving as a stunt double and coordinator on numerous initiatives, Zoe Bell is ready to direct her first movie. Deadline has reported that Lionsgate has picked up an action-comedy pitch from Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Mamrie Hart with Bell on board to direct.
The movie was impressed by Boss Bitch Fight Challenge, a viral short that discovered Zoe Bell selecting a combat with her Boss Bitch buddies whereas bored through the pandemic. The short included the likes of Lucy Lawless, Florence Pugh, Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Rosario Dawson, and extra. Zoe Bell began out serving as a stunt double for Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess and went on to work continuously with Quentin Tarantino as a stunt performer and actress in Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Bastards, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In a press release, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group President of Production Erin Westerman mentioned:
Zo has constructed up an enormous fan base through the years which is not any shock, as a result of shes a bona fide icon who kicks ass and takes names in part of the business nonetheless dominated by males. Her legend solely grew with the Boss Bitch video that everybody cherished throughout quarantine. After a protracted and storied profession of taking the hits, shell now be calling the photographs.
We’ve seen quite a lot of stunt performers step into the director’s chair lately, together with Sam Hargrave on Extraction and Chris Stahelski and David Leitch on John Wick. Kirsten Smith is greatest identified for writing Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s the Man, The House Bunny, and Trinkets. Mamrie Hart wrote Camp Takota and Dirty 30 and co-hosts the favored podcast sequence, This Might Get Weird. You can try Zoe Bell’s Boss Bitch Fight Challenge short beneath.