Amazon Studios has announced that production on Paul Feig’s upcoming action comedy Grand Death Lotto has officially started. The announcement also comes with the release of the first set photo, featuring Feig along with lead stars Awkwafina and John Cena.
In addition, the project has also enlisted four new actors to its supporting cast. Deadline brings word that Sean William Scott (American Pie films), Ayden Mayeri (Somebody I Used to Know), Donald Elise Watkins (Project Artemis), and Golden Globe nominee Dolly de Leon (Triangle of Sadness) have been tapped to star opposite Awkwafina, Cena, and Simu Liu.
Grand Death Lotto is directed by Paul Feig from a screenplay written by Rob Yescombe. Set in California in the near future, the film follows a lottery winner who must live long enough to claim her prize, as a new rule allows anyone who kills a lottery winner to legally claim their winnings.
“New LA 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 multi-billion 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,” reads the film’s synopsis.
Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum are producing for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films while Feig and Laura Fischer will produce for Feigco Entertainment. Cena, Yescombe, and Zack Roth are set to executive produce.