Date: 30th March 2023

Samara Weaving Lands Role in 1980s Action Thriller 'Bella'.

Samara Weaving has been cast in the lead role of an ‘80s-set action thriller titled Bella, which is set up at Paramount Pictures. The movie is being directed by Larysa Kondracki (Crawl) from a script written by Jesse Wigutow and Jason Markarian.

Bella is set against the backdrop of a crime wave that gripped New York City in the ’80s, and is described as a hyperstylised action thriller about a cop’s daughter who, as her father clings to life following an assassination attempt, goes on a rampage to unearth her father’s attacker and weed out deep-rooted corruption in the New York City Police Department.

"Bella cleverly reinvents the female-led action genre pairing a sexy and unapologetic rock 'n' roll edge with the gritty heightened realism of '80s New York City," producer Craig Flores said in a statement. "Collaborating with Chad Stahelski and 87Eleven, whose talent is singular in bringing unparalleled action films to worldwide audiences, is a dream for me, Larysa, and Samara."

Samara Weaving currently stars in the $139M-grossing Scream VI and can be seen in Searchlight’s upcoming Chevalier on April 21. She also headlined Paramount’s Babylon, played Scarlett in Snake Eyes, starred in Bill & Ted Face the Music and broke out stateside in Searchlight’s pre-pandemic horror hit Ready or Not.

Source: Press Release