Thanks to her roles in films like Pitch Perfect and The Accountant, Anna Kendrick has created quite an impressive filmography. Up next, according to Deadline, Kendrick is attached to star in a new film in the works at Netflix titled Rodney & Sheryl.
The movie’s script hails from Ian MacAllister McDonald’s celebrated Black List offering. The movie’s story will be based on the bizarre true story of the serial killer Rodney’ Alcala. In the middle of a horrifying killing spree in 1978, Alcala competed on and won a date on the game show The Dating Game. Kendrick will play Cheryl Bradshaw, the contestant with who Alcala won a chaperoned date. However, Bradshaw cancels the date due to being put off by his odd vibe. Two years later, Alcala was sentenced to death for the murder of five women and the attempted murder of a 12-year old girl.
Director Chloe Okuno will helm the film with Netflix handling financing and distribution. Additionally, Kendrick will serve as an executive producer along with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon producing for Vertigo Entertainment.
Kendrick achieved a bevy of recognition for Up in the Air, which earned her an Academy Award. Additionally, the actress touts roles in films like Trolls World Tour, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Into the Woods. Most recently, Kendrick leads the cast for Netflix’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway.
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