Blake Lively attends the Michael Kors FW20 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage)

Netflix’s Lady Killer: everything we know about the Blake Lively movie

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Blake Lively stars as a “perfect” 1950s housewife with a big bad secret in Netflix’s Lady Killer

Blake Lively has, as she made all too clear during a recent appearance on In The Limelight, long had a problem with playing “likeable” women.

As a result, the talented actor has made a point of carefully selecting film roles that allow her to portray complex and multifaceted characters on screen. 

We saw it in A Simple Favour, when Lively stepped into the shoes of secretive upper-class mother Emily, and The Rhythm Section, in which she portrayed a “heroin-addicted prostitute.” And let’s not forget the time she played a grieving medical student forced to face down a terrifying great white shark in The Shallows, either.

Now, Deadline has revealed that Lively is joining forces with Netflix for an intriguing new movie.

Here’s what you need to know, then, about Lady Killer.

What’s the plot of Lady Killer?

Blake Lively at 'A Simple Favour' premiere London
Blake Lively wore Ralph Lauren to the red carpet premiere of A Simple Favour.

Based on the Dark Horse comic book series written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, Lady Killer is all about Josie Schuller, who is very much the perfect 1950s housewife. But, when she’s not catering to the needs of her husband and two children, she’s working for the mafia as a highly-trained assassin.

And you better believe that her family has no clue about her secret life, too.

Who is adapting Lady Killer for Netflix?

Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody has been lined up to pen the script for the movie, while Lively isn’t just set to star in the project; she’s going to produce, too.

What’s the link between Lady Killer and Umbrella Academy?

Netflix previously collaborated with Dark Horse on the action-comedy series Umbrella Academy, as well as the Jonas Åkerlund-directed Polar and Tiffany Haddish’s upcoming Mystery Girl. So, naturally, we have very high hopes for Lady Killer.

When will Lady Killer be available to stream on Netflix?

Production has only just begun on the project, so it’s unlikely we’ll be able to watch Lady Killer before 2022 at the very earliest.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with more details as and when they become available.

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.

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