John Cena, Awkwafina and Simu Liu Lead Comedy “Grand Death Lotto”

Directed by Paul Feig.

Actor John Cena, AwkwafinaAnd Simu Liu team up for an action-packed rollercoaster ride, for which the three have joined the cast Great Death Lottoan upcoming action comedy film from the director Paul Feige. Rob Yescombe is writing the screenplay for the film, which is being produced by Amazon Studios, with production expected to begin next week.

In the very near future, the film will be set in an economically depressed California where a major lottery has been set up. The unfortunate snag with the lottery, however, is that if the winner can be killed by sundown, the killer can legally claim his prize. The story revolves around New LA transplant Katie, played by Awkwafina, who accidentally ends up with the winning ticket and targets herself. With the help of amateur jackpot protector Noel, played by Cena, she must be in a race against the clock if she wants to make her multibillion-dollar lottery alive until sundown, while Louis Lewis, played by Liu, is persecuted, who wants to claim his rich protection commission.

Great Death Lotto is the kind of original idea that audiences are craving, and there’s none better than the infinitely talented Paul Feig to pilot the ship,” he said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon and MGM Studios. “We can’t wait to watch John Cena, Awkwafina and Simu Liu bring this fun, action-packed script to life for our Prime Video customers around the world.”

Awkwafina as Katy Chen in Shang Chi
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Cena recently received recognition for his role as the title character in peacemakerwho effectively showcased his comedic skills, which might well contrast with Awkwafina’s established history with the genre from previous films, such as Crazy rich Asians And Jumanji: The next level alongside the future release of Renfeld. Liu previously worked with Awkwafina in Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, with the two having a strong friendship in the film. Liu will show some of his comedic timing with the release of soon Barbie this summer, where he will play a variation of Ken. With the three talented actors teaming up in an exciting premise backed by an established filmmaker, Great Death Lotto could be the action-packed comedy that audiences are looking for when it debuts sometime in the near future.

“I love action comedy and extreme physical comedy, and this film has both in abundance and a boatload of heart and hilarity,” Feig said of the film. “This lottery will make us all winners.” In addition to directing the upcoming project, Feig will also serve as a producer under his Feigco Entertainment banner Laura Fischer next to Jo Roth And Jeff Kirschbaum by Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. Additionally, Cena is co-producing the film Zack RothAnd Rob Yescombe.

As the film is still in the early stages of production, there is no official release date for Great Death Lotto has yet to be revealed. Check out Collider’s interview with Awkwafina about her role in Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. John Cena, Awkwafina and Simu Liu Lead Comedy “Grand Death Lotto”

Olly Dawes

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