Fresh off her successful turn in HBO Max series The Flight Attendant, Kaley Cuoco has another interesting project lined up. She’s in talks to produce and star in a high concept thriller titled Role Play. Seth Owen has written the film, which follows a young married couple whose life turns upside down after secrets are revealed about about each other’s past.
That doesn’t exactly scream “high concept,” but there’s likely a lot more to the premise than that. Owen previously wrote 2015 sci-fi thriller Morgan, and Deadline reports that the screenplay has a franchise-able hook, which should get studios salivating.
A search for a director is currently underway. Studiocanal will fully finance the film for a 2022 production start date, which allows Cuoco to finish filming on the second season of The Flight Attendant.
Cuoco’s post-Big Bang Theory career is really picking up. Alongside Role Play and The Flight Attendant, she also recently signed on to star opposite Pete Davidson in romantic comedy Meet Cute, and she currently voices the titled character in WB’s animated series, Harley Quinn.
She’s also re-teamed with Berlanti Productions, who she worked with on The Flight Attendant, to land the rights to Doris Day: Her Own Story, the singer’s official biography/autobiography.
That project is currently in development, with Cuoco slated to star. She’ll next be seen in a supporting role in Sony comedy The Man From Toronto, which stars Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson.
Hopefully soon a bit more info regarding Role Play will arrive and we’ll have a better idea of why it’s considered a high-concept potential franchise starter. But Cuoco’s quest to no longer be known solely as Penny continues to chug along nicely.