Blake Lively will put herself in the shoes of a murderer for the big screen adaptation of the

Lady Killer

comic book


The film, based on the work of Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, released by Dark Horse Comics, will tell the story of a mother in 1950s America, who hides behind her placid appearance as a perfect housewife. a secret identity of a hitman.

Released in 2015, the comic book won the Eisner Award for best limited series the following year.

Few details have leaked out about the project, with

The Hollywood Reporter

merely announcing that it would be produced by Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg for Dark Horse, as well as Blake Lively herself.

We know in any case that the script will be signed Diablo Cody (

Jennifer's Body

), who won an Oscar with his first film,



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The broadcaster has already been announced: it will be Netflix.

We have to believe that the streaming giant has found a gold mine in the Dark Horse Comics license catalog, since, in addition to

The Umbrella Academy

, the series with Elliot Page which is a hit and has recently been renewed for a third season , the platform also broadcast


(with Mads Mikkelsen), and is about to release

Mystery Girl

, with Tiffany Haddish, all based on Dark Horse works.

Another project has also been announced: an animated series based on the Stan Sakai comic book

Usagi Yojimbo



Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles

, it will tell the story of one of the descendants of the cult comic character, Miyamoto Usagi.

No release date has been announced for

Lady Killer

, but filming is expected to begin later this year.


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