Date: 9th September 2020
STXfilms has secured worldwide rights to Queenpins, a female-driven comedy that will reunite the studio with Bad Moms star Kristen Bell for a film inspired by the true story of the largest coupon counterfeit scam in US history.
Bell and Howell-Baptiste are reuniting after previously working together on "The Good Place" and "Veronica Mars", and they'll be joined in the cast of "Queenpins" by Vince Vaughn and Paul Walter Hauser.
"Queenpins" is the story of a suburban housewife fed up of being dismissed by her husband and society who decides to take back control of her life by starting an illegal coupon club. Her creation ends up scamming millions of dollars from big food companies while delivering deals to millions of fellow coupon clippers.
"We love everything about this comedy, especially reuniting with our friend Kristen Bell, who is paired perfectly with Kirby Howell-Baptiste - we know they've got great chemistry, and Kirby has shown she is a master of this kind of comedy in 'Why Women Kill'" said Adam Fogelson, chairman of the STXfilms Motion Picture Group. "Audiences love this kind of entertainment - it's a subversive suburban comedy for moms that dads will enjoy too. We’re thrilled to be working with Aron and Gita as we tell this fun story."
The film is written and will be directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly and produced by AGC Studios, Marquee Entertainment, and Red Hour Films. AGC’s Linda McDonough will produce alongside Red Hour’s Nicky Weinstock. AGC Studios Chairman Stuart Ford and Miguel A. Palos, Jr. will executive produce alongside Ben Stiller and Breean Solberg of Red Hour. The project was developed by McDonough under her Marquee Entertainment banner prior to joining AGC earlier this year.
Source: Press Release