Tanya Wexler’s Bouncer Action-Comedy “Jolt” Acquired by Amazon, Kate Beckinsale Stars

Kate Beckinsale is switching gears from waging war with werewolves to keeping drunk partiers in check. The “Underworld” actress leads Tanya Wexler’s latest, “Jolt,” a Millennium action-comedy about a bouncer with anger-management issues. Amazon Studios just snagged rights to the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Touted as “a female version of ‘Crank,’” a 2006 action pic about a hitman who is injected with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops, “Jolt” tells the story of a hot-tempered bouncer who controls her anger “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,” the source summarizes.

“Love & Friendship,” “Serendipity,” and “Pearl Harbor” are among Beckinsale’s credits. She recently signed on to star in Catherine Hardwicke’s next feature, “Prisoner’s Daughter,” a family drama about an ex-con who is working towards reconciling with his daughter and grandson.

Wexler’s latest film, “Buffaloed,” premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The Zoey Deutch-starrer is a portrait of a young woman who begins working as a debt collector to escape her hometown. Wexler is also known for directing 2011’s “Hysteria,” the story behind the invention of the first vibrator.

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