Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Home Movies Awkwafina and Ike Barinholtz to Star in Comedy Crime After Crime

Awkwafina and Ike Barinholtz to Star in Comedy Crime After Crime

-

STXfilms today announced Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s 8) and Ike Barinholtz (Blockers, The Oath) are attached to produce and star in the studio’s upcoming crime caper comedy, Crime After Crime.

Crime After Crime follows a millennial podcast host who agrees to help the convict she’s devoted her true-crime podcast to prove his innocence after he escapes jail and turns up at her house.

Dan Gurewitch and David Young are writing the screenplay, with Nick Stoller and Conor Welch producing under their Stoller Global Solutions banner alongside Awkwafina, Barinholtz and David Stassen. STX’s Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn will oversee the film’s production on behalf of the studio.

“Awkwafina and Ike are comedy powerhouses who make a supremely funny duo, and we can’t wait to see what they bring to this sharp and fun material,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms.

Added Welch: “Nick and I are huge fans of Awkwafina. Ike, not so much. But he was already attached.”

Awkwafina will next be seen in the Sundance breakout film The Farewell, which was acquired by A24 and will be released in July. Later this year, she will also star in the sequel to Jumanji and additionally has co-created a show for Comedy Central that she will star in expected early next year.

Barinholtz was last seen opposite Tiffany Haddish in The Oath, which also marked his feature directorial debut, as well as the 2018 hit comedy Blockers. He next appears in Amazon’s Late Night and the Jordan Peele-hosted anthology series, The Twilight Zone.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

Apple Signs Deal to Adapt Maurice Sendak Works

In a move that will add more globally-beloved children’s stories and characters exclusively to Apple TV+, Apple today announced a first-of-its-kind, multi-year...

Stargirl Season 2 to Become a The CW Exclusive

The CW Network today announced it has given the green light to DC's Stargirl Season 2. The CW will become the exclusive...

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Siege Trailer Debuts

Netflix, Hasbro, and Rooster Teeth have revealed the new trailer for Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Siege, which debuts on the...