Amazon in talks for Jurnee Smollett action vehicle Fuel
Fresh off working together on HBO’s acclaimed adaptation of Lovecraft Country , star Jurnee Smollett and executive producer Misha Green are reuniting for an action vehicle Fuel with Amazon Studios currently in foretells find the pitch in a heated bidding war, in accordance with Deadline.
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The film, that is being penned by Kat Wood ( Diplomatic Courier, Envoy ), will focus on a wheel woman, today’s undertake a familiar character, and is referred to as “ an action-packed female empowerment story which will subvert the partnership between cars and masculinity ” and can start to see the heroine coerced into doing work for a criminal and breaking all of the rules she lay out for herself.
Smollett, coming off the well-received DC Extended Universe ensemble pic  also; Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of 1 Harley Quinn) , happens to be set to star in the film and produce alongside Green while Wood is mounted on executive produce the project, without director mounted on the project. Furthermore to Lovecraft , Green and Smollett done together on the acclaimed WGN America series  previously; Underground , which ran for just two seasons.
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Fuel marks the most recent venture in to the film world for Green after over ten years employed in television, including her recent signing to write and direct the Alicia Vikander-led Tomb Raider sequel at MGM in Green’s feature directorial penning and debut and producing MOM , acquired by Netflix in a similarly-competitive bidding battle recently, and Warner Bros. revival of Cleopatra Jones .
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