The Amazon action-comedy Grand Death Lotto will star John Cena, Awkwafina, and Simu Liu. Rob Yescombe (“Beyond the Wire”) will write and direct the picture, which Paul Feig will produce and direct.
“Grand Death Lotto” is set in the very near future, where a competition known as “the Grand Lottery” has been established in “economically challenged California.” But, as the film’s official logline explains, there’s a catch: “Kill the winner before sundown and you can legally claim their prize.”
The synopsis reads: “New L.A. transplant Katie (Awkwafina) accidentally finds herself with the winning ticket and must join forces with amateur jackpot protector Noel (Cena) to make it to sundown in order to claim her multibillion-dollar prize, all while dealing with Noel’s protection rival Louis Lewis (Liu), who also wants to get her to sundown in order to claim his rich protection commission.”
“I love action comedy and extreme physical comedy and this movie has both in abundance, as well as a boatload of heart and hilarity,” Feig stated, announcing the new movie, which starts production next week. “This lotto will make winners of us all.”
Filming on this one kicks off next week.