Ballerina Overdrive: Lena Headey, Lana Condor, Iris Apatow, and more star in action thriller

Lena Headey, Yara Shahidi, Isabela Merced, Lana Condor, Millicent Simmonds, and Iris Apatow star in the action thriller Ballerina Overdrive

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Yara Shahidi (Peter Pan & Wendy), Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse), Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place) and Iris Apatow (The Bubble) are set to star in Ballerina Overdrive, the latest action thriller from 87North, the production company behind such films as Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Nobody, Bullet Train, Violent Night, and John Wick.

Directed by Vicky Jewson (The Witcher: Blood Origin) from a screenplay by Kate Freund (Afterlife), Ballerina Overdrive will tell the story of a troupe of ballerinas who find themselves fighting for survival as they attempt to escape from a remote inn after their bus breaks down on the way to a dance competition. That synopsis leaves me interested to find out who the villains of the story are going to be, because ending up at a remote inn after their bus breaks down sounds like the makings of a horror movie.

Stunt designers Heidi Moneymaker and Renae Moneymaker are on board to create the film’s dance-based action choreography. Vincent Maraval and Kim Fox’s company The Veterans will be handling the international distribution sales, and will be introducing Ballerina Overdrive to potential buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin later this month. CAA Media Finance is handling the domestic sales.

87North’s Kelly McCormick, David Leitch, and Annie Marter are producing Ballerina Overdrive, which is scheduled to begin filming in Serbia in the second quarter of 2023. A former stuntman, Leitch directed several of the films mentioned above (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and Bullet Train, plus uncredited work alongside Chad Stahelski on John Wick). He’s currently working on a feature update of the 1980s TV show The Fall Guy that stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt.

Although details of the story are still unclear, the cast (which was assembled by Jenny Jue of Downtown Casting) and the production company behind Ballerina Overdrive is enough to get me interested in seeing how this movie is going to turn out. Does Ballerina Overdrive sound interesting to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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