Tanya Wexler (‘Hysteria’) is set to take the helm for ‘Jolt,’ a new action comedy that has tapped Kate Beckinsale (‘Underworld,’ ‘The Widow’) for the lead role.
Per Deadline, the Scott Wascha-scripted film follows Lindy, a badass bouncer with a slightly murderous anger-management problem that she controls 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.
Wexler is aiming to have cameras rolling in July in the UK and Sofia, Bulgaria. Producers include David Bernardi, Jonathan Yunger, and Les Weldon of Millennium Media, Sherryl Clark (‘Cloverfield’), Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, and Jeffrey Greenstein.