Dark Horse Entertainment announced today that Blake Lively (The Rhythm Section, A Simple Favor) would be producing and starring in Lady Killer. Academy Award Winner Diablo Cody (Tully, Juno) will adapt the screenplay based on the Dark Horse Comic by the same name. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment; Blake Lively and Kate Vorhoff for B for Effort will be producing Lady Killer.
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 is a comic book series written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, illustrated by Joëlle Jones, and colored by Laura Allred. Dark Horse Comics has published it since January 2015. The comic had great critical reception and was nominated at the Eisner Awards as Best Limited Series in 2016.
Netflix has a first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment and has previously collaborated with Dark Horse on the action-comedy series Umbrella Academy and Jonas Åkerlund’s feature Polar. Upcoming adaptations include Mystery Girl directed by McG, and starring Tiffany Haddish.
Stay tuned for more information on Lady Killer, and in the meantime, check out the comic series through our ComiXology link.
About Dark Horse Entertainment:
Founded by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment was spun off from his publishing company, Dark Horse Comics, in 1992. The company’s first major hits — The Mask and Time Cop — were based on Richardson’s creations. DHE has since produced over 30 films and series, including an Emmy Award-winning documentary, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project. Recent projects include the Dark Matter television series for Syfy network and the hit Netflix film, Polar, adapted from Victor Santo’s noir graphic novel starring Mads Mikkelsen. Current projects include the third season of The Umbrella Academy, a Netflix original series based on the comics created by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Bá, Coyote, starring Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Chiklis on CBS All Access, and Resident Alien, a television series for Syfy starring Alan Tudyk (Firefly) based on the comic series by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. Upcoming projects at Netflix include Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, an animated kids series based on the award-winning comic book series by Stan Sakai.