Saldaña Will Additionally Govt Produce Alongside Academy Award® Winner Nicole Kidman
Sequence Produced by MTV Leisure Studios and 101 Studios
Solely for Paramount+
Laysla De Oliveira
Photograph Credit score: Emma McIntyre
March 18, 2022 – Paramount+ in the present day introduced that Laysla De Oliveira (“Locke & Key”) is ready to star reverse Zoe Saldaña within the upcoming authentic sequence LIONESS, from Academy Award® nominee Taylor Sheridan. Saldaña will even function government producer alongside Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman and her manufacturing firm, Blossom Movies. Produced by MTV Leisure Studios and 101 Studios, the sequence will start manufacturing in June 2022 with Tom Brady (“NOS4A2,” “Colony”) on the helm as government producer and showrunner.
LIONESS is predicated on a real-life CIA program and follows Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira), a rough-around-the-edges however passionate younger Marine recruited to hitch the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Group to assist carry down a terrorist group from inside. Saldaña will play Joe, the station chief of the Lioness program tasked with coaching, managing and main her feminine undercover operatives.
De Oliveira was beforehand chosen by The Hollywood Reporter as certainly one of Canada’s rising stars. She will be able to at the moment be seen starring in “Locke & Key” primarily based on a Joe Hill comedian and produced by Carlton Cuse. De Oliveira’s movie credit embody the sci-fi/horror movie “Within the Tall Grass” for director Vincenzo Natali; the Atom Egoyan-directed “Visitor of Honour,” which premiered on the 2019 Venice and Toronto Worldwide Movie Festivals; a starring function within the indie “Acquainted”; “Code 8”; and “Needle in a Timestack” for director John Ridley.
LIONESS will likely be government produced by Sheridan, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and David Hutkin. Tom Brady will even function government producer and showrunner. Nicole Kidman, together with her manufacturing firm Blossom Movies, Zoe Saldaña, Geyer Kosinski and Jill Wagner are additionally set to government produce.
LIONESS is the most recent addition to Sheridan’s rising Paramount+ empire, which incorporates the highest two performing authentic sequence 1883 and MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, in addition to the upcoming sequence TULSA KING (wt), LAND MAN and 1932, and several other initiatives in growth.