In January, HN Entertainment first reported that Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey (Dredd) was in the mix to take a supporting role opposite Marvel actress Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of The Galaxy) in the female-driven action film Gunpowder Milkshake, our report on Lena was later confirmed by Deadline.
A young woman and her estranged mother (both assassins) must join forces on the run to take down a male-dominated crime syndicate they used to work for.
HN has now learned the shooting schedule for the film, as it’s expected to kick off filming on June 3rd in Berlin, Germany with a wrap date of August 8th.
Previously, we also revealed the film’s character breakdowns including who Karen and Lena will be playing in the film and Gunpowder’s plot details, previously said to be kept under wraps in various trade reports.
EVA (KAREN GILLAN): An assassin following her estranged mother Scarlet’s footsteps by working for an agency called “The Firm”. She defies Nathan, her boss at The Firm, to rescue a young hostage named Emily from the Korean Mob. Eva is forced to reach out to Scarlet for help to save Emily.
SCARLET (LENA HEADEY): A fellow assassin and the mother of Eva, who had to give up her young daughter when she herself got into trouble. She is asked to help Eva, who is being hunted by the Korean Mob and “The Firm” after saving a young hostage named Emily.
NATHAN (SUPPORTING MALE 40-59): Nathan is dressed all in black and has a scarred face. Eva’s boss at “The Firm” and is now after Eva after she kills a bunch of Korean mobsters to rescue a young hostage named Emily, and fails to complete another mission.
EMILY (LEAD FEMALE 7): Emily is kidnapped by the Korean Mob because of a briefcase her father has stolen. Eva rescues her and the pair go on the run.
MADELEINE (SUPPORTING FEMALE 50-59): A conservatively dressed woman in her 50’s that is an arms dealer posing as a librarian. Persuades two of her “librarians” Anna May and Florance to help Eva/Emily.
Producers were offering the role of Nathan to recent Oscar-nominee Viggo Mortensen (Green Book, The Lord of The Rings), a boss of the firm that gives Karen Gillan’s character Eva her assassin gigs and eventually hunts her down alongside the Korean Mob. It’s currently unknown if Viggo has passed or accepted the offer.
Gunpowder Milkshake will be directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the Israeli directing duo behind the foreign language revenge thriller Big Bad Wolves, which could be a driving force behind some of the bigger names they’re going after.
A release date for Gunpowder Milkshake has yet to be announced.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT