Zoë Bell, best known for being a stuntwoman (Kill Bill, Thor: Ragnarok) and an actress (The Hateful Eight, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), released a short film titled Boss Bitch Fight Challenge back in 2020 that featured Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Florence Pugh and more playing a stunt-filled game of telephone.
That short went viral, and two years later, Lionsgate have reportedly picked up a pitch from writers Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith and Mamrie Hart to turn Bell’s short into a full length action-comedy. Bell herself will return to direct.
The short film made it seem like the famous actors were beating each other up through some clever edits. There’s no word yet on how that premise will be adapted into a feature length movie. Meredith Wieck and Scott O’Brien will oversee the project for Lionsgate. President of Production at Lionsgate, Erin Westerman, said in a statement:
“Zoë has built up a huge fan base over the years – which is no surprise, because she’s a bona fide icon who kicks ass and takes names in a part of the industry still dominated by men. Her legend only grew with the Boss Bitch video that everyone loved during quarantine. After a long and storied career of taking the hits, she’ll now be calling the shots.”
Smith has written comedies such as Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, and She’s The Man. Hart is a comedian and a New York Times Bestselling author who has worked on movies such as Dirty 30 and Camp Takota.
There’s currently no word if any of the big name actresses that featured in the short will return for this full length version. Either way, it will be great to see Bell helm her own movie after years of helping other directors realize their cinematic dreams.