John Cena and Awkwafina are signing on to star in Amazon Prime Video’s action-comedy Grand Death Lotto.
Cena, star of HBO’s Peacemaker, is also a producer of the project alongside Zack Roth and the film’s writer, Rob Yescombe, and director, Paul Feig. The project is currently in pre-production and is expected to start filming next week.
Grand Death Lotto‘s Storyline
The movie is set in the not-so-distant future, where a Grand Lottery has been established to help the economically struggling state of California. But there’s a catch. If you want to claim the prize, you have first to murder the winner before sundown.
Awkwafina plays Kate, a new LA transplant who accidentally finds herself with the winning ticket. She joins forces with Noel, played by Cena, who is an amateur jackpot protector. If they can make it to sunset, then she’ll be able to claim her multi-billion dollar prize.
Simu Liu is also set to star in the film, and he will portray the part of Noel’s protection rival, Louis Lewis.
Director Paul Feig and Head of Amazon and MGM Studios Weights In
“I love action comedy and extreme physical comedy, and this movie has both in abundance, as well as a boatload of heart and hilarity,” Feig says. “This lotto will make winners of us all.”
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon and MGM Studios, added: “Grand Death Lotto is the kind of original idea audiences have been craving. And there’s no one better than the endlessly talented Paul Feig to steer the ship.”
“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,” she continued.
Grand Death Lotto Will Stream on Amazon Prime Video
There’s no release date scheduled for the Grand Death Lotto yet. But it will release on Prime Video when it does debut – streaming in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
We’ll keep you posted as more details surface!