EXCLUSIVE: Zoe Kravitz, who is part of Lionsgate’s Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant franchise films, is set to star in Black Belle, portraying a gunslinging hit woman from the Old West. The gritty project, which is scheduled to begin this September, follows a loner/bounty hunter who specializes in revenge killing when a client shows up with information about her mother’s murderer. It takes a turn when she realizes just who the alleged killer really is.
The film is set in the time just after the Civil War and is being produced by Chad Simpson’s Brain Scratch Prods in partnership with Mark Canton and Lawrence Smith’s Mad Riot Entertainment. David Hopwood and Dorothy Canton are also producing as part of Mad Riot.
Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, has been working non-stop. She co-starred in this summer’s R-rated Mad Max: Fury Road and also the highly anticipated comedy/drama Dope which bows June 19. She just finished filming Gerardo Naranjo’s Viena And The Fantomes opposite Dakota Fanning as well as Vincent-N-Roxxy with Emilie Hirsch.
From an original screenplay by Tasha Huo, Black Belle will be directed by Shana Betz who made her feature film directorial debut with the Anna Paquin-starring indie biopic Free Ride in 2013; she also scripted that one. Simpson was also the co-producer on Free Ride.
Kravitz, who also starred opposite Ethan Hawke and January Jones in Good Kill, is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment. Huo and Betz are repped by The Gersh Agency; Betz also is repped by Writ Large.