Date: 10th February 2023
Lena Headey has officially signed on for the leading role in the forthcoming action thriller titled Ballerina Overdrive.
"The Witcher: Blood Origin" series director Vicky Jewson will helm the feature which will shoot in Serbia in the second quarter of 2023. The project is expected to be one of the hottest titles at EFM.
Kate Freund penned the script while "Deadpool 2" helmer David Leitch, Kelly McCormick, and Annie Marter will produce.
Rising young actresses Yara Shahidi, Isabela Merced, Lana Condor, Millicent Simmond, and Iris Apatow have also been tapped for the project, which will be produced by Bullet Train director David Leitch through his 87North banner.
As per the official logline, "Ballerina Overdrive" follows "a troupe of ballerinas who find themselves fighting for survival as they attempt to escape from a remote inn after their bus breaks down on the way to a dance competition." The film is said to have a dance-based action choreography and will begin filming in Serbia later this year. It should be pretty refreshing to see ballerinas in an action-thriller film as they fight to survive in the woods - instead of navigating their peers and difficult mentors.
As for the characters in "Ballerina Overdrive", their priorities are set straight because, this time, they're not on stage, and their life is at stake.
Headey is best known for her acclaimed role as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones. She is no stranger to the action genre, as she previously starred in movies like Dredd, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Gunpowder Milkshake.
Source: Press Release
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