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Paramount Pictures is developing the action thriller Bella with Scream VI actress Samara Weaving set to star in the Larysa Kondracki directed title.  

Craig Flores is producing via Bread & Circuses Entertainment and Chad Stahelski is producing through his 87Eleven. Jason Spitz and Alex Young are executive producing via 87Eleven.

Jesse Wigutow is writing based on Jason Markarian’s script. 

Set against the backdrop of an unprecedented crime wave that gripped New York City in the 80’s, Bella is a hyper-stylized action thriller about a cop’s daughter who, after her father clings to life following an assassination attempt, goes on a rampage to unearth her father’s assassin and weed out deep-rooted corruption in the New York City Police Department.

Flores tells Deadline, “Bella cleverly reinvents the female-lead action genre pairing a sexy and unapologetic rock n’ roll edge with the gritty heightened realism of 80’s New York City. Collaborating with Chad Stahelski and 87Eleven whose talent is singular in bringing unparalleled action films to worldwide audiences is a dream for me, Larysa, and Samara.”

Flores’ credits include the profitable Paramount genre pic, Crawl, which made $92M WW against a $14M budget. He was an EP on Warner Bros.’ near $800M-grossing WW 300 franchise as well as a Co-EP on the near $227M WW grossing Immortals.

87Eleven had a record franchise-global opening hit in Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 this past weekend which debuted to $137.5M. The movie in the U.S./Canada made an estimated $5.7M on Monday raising its domestic running total to $79.5M. The John Wick franchise around the world counts over $732M currently through four movies.

Weaving currently stars in the $139M-plus global grossing Scream VI and can be seen in Searchlight’s upcoming Chevalier on April 21. She also headlined Paramount’s Oscar nominated Babylon, played Scarlett in Snake Eyes, starred in Bill & Ted Face the Music and broke out stateside in the Searchlight pre-pandemic horror hit, Ready or Not.

Kondracki has directed episodes on such notable TV series as Better Call Saul, The Americans, The Fix, Power and Power Book IV: Force. Her feature directorial debut was the Rachel Weisz crime drama The Whistleblower.