Zoe Kravitz To Star And Produce Super Power Heist Movie The Sundance Kid Might Have Some Regrets
Zoe Kravitz is no stranger to the superhero space with projects like X-Men: First Class and The Batman — and it looks like she’ll be adding another movie to that list. On Tuesday it was announced (Going through The Hollywood Reporter) that Warner Bros. picked up The Sundance Kid Might Have Some Regrets, a film adaptation of Leyna Krow’s short story of the same name. The project will feature Kravitz, who will also produce alongside Matt Jackson (The trial of the Chicago 7, all the old knives) and Joanne Lee of Jackson Pictures.
The Sundance Kid may have regrets is described as a redefinition of the heist genre with a story centering on twin bank robbers – one with supernatural powers and one without. A twin is named Maggie, who is the mastermind and the force with her telekinesis, super-strength, language proficiency, invincibility and more, while the narrator is the self-proclaimed face of the operation. This twin will follow Maggie every step of the way, but when their new venture goes awry, she begins to have second thoughts about the life they lead, especially when the shots start raining down on her and her inscrutable sister. Krow’s short story was originally published in the 2017 anthology Strange Sisters: Fairy Tales of Lilac City.
Krow is also behind the short story “Sinkhole,” currently being adapted at Universal by Jordan Peele and Issa Rae. Her first novel, fire seasonwill be released this summer.
Kravitz had a number of projects at Warner Bros., including portraying Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Batman earlier this year, as well as the HBO Max film Kimi. She is also set to debut with cat islandwith Channing Tatum and Simon Rex, which is currently in pre-production.
“I obviously understand the gravity of a character like this and what she means to so many people,” Kravitz previously explained during DC FanDome 2021. focus on the story that we’re telling right now, you know, and trying to create a real human being. I don’t want her to be an idea. You know, I want her to be a real human being in a real situation, in a real city, trying to survive and reacting to her own pain and her own story, so I really, really focused on this particular story at this particular time in this woman’s life.
“I think it was about trying to find a way to ground her, so she felt like she had been on an emotional journey that was meaningful to who she was and ended up to be Selina Kyle, but who we’ve never seen before. And yet, in some ways, that connects to the comics. I mean, that’s the thing that would be fun to share with an audience is that there are a lot of iconic aspects of Selina Kyle in the story, but I don’t think any version of any of the Batman stories that did Selina stuff did it that way .”
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