Kate Beckinsale is switching gears from waging war with werewolves to keeping drunk partiers in check. The “Underworld” actress leads Tanya Wexler’s latest, “Jolt,” a Millennium action-comedy about a bouncer with anger-management issues. Amazon Studios just snagged rights to the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Touted as “a female version of ‘Crank,’” a 2006 action pic about a hitman who is injected with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops, “Jolt” tells the story of a hot-tempered bouncer who controls her anger “with the help of an electrode-lined vest she uses to shock herself back to normalcy whenever she gets homicidal. After the first guy she’s ever fallen for is murdered, she goes on a revenge-fueled rampage to find the killer while the cops pursue her as their chief suspect,” the source summarizes.
“Love & Friendship,” “Serendipity,” and “Pearl Harbor” are among Beckinsale’s credits. She recently signed on to star in Catherine Hardwicke’s next feature, “Prisoner’s Daughter,” a family drama about an ex-con who is working towards reconciling with his daughter and grandson.
Wexler’s latest film, “Buffaloed,” premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The Zoey Deutch-starrer is a portrait of a young woman who begins working as a debt collector to escape her hometown. Wexler is also known for directing 2011’s “Hysteria,” the story behind the invention of the first vibrator.