Although there’s still six very long months left in 2015, it appears that Zoe Kravitz has already won it.
After being an integral part of box office smashes The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Mad Max this year, she’s saddling up for different kind of role as a bounty hunter cowgirl in the upcoming Black Belle movie.
Zoe Kravitz, who is part of Lionsgate’s Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant franchise films, is set to star in Black Belle, portraying a gunslinging hit woman from the Old West. The gritty project, which is scheduled to begin this September, follows a loner/bounty hunter who specializes in revenge killing when a client shows up with information about her mother’s murderer. It takes a turn when she realizes just who the alleged killer really is.
The film is set in the time just after the Civil War and is being produced by Chad Simpson’s Brain Scratch Prods in partnership with Mark Canton and Lawrence Smith’s Mad Riot Entertainment. David Hopwood and Dorothy Canton are also producing as part of Mad Riot.
From an original screenplay by Tasha Huo, Black Belle will be directed by Shana Betz who made her feature film directorial debut with the Anna Paquin-starring indie biopic Free Ride in 2013; she also scripted that one. Simpson was also the co-producer on Free Ride.
Could Black Belle be the female version of Django Unchained?