The Kissing Booth Star Joey King Could Be Joining Hobbs & Shaw Director’s Next Action Film

The Kissing Booth 2 recently hit Netflix, and with a third film already filmed, star Joey King is eyeing new projects. Deadline is reporting that she’s in talks to feature in director David Leitch’s next film, Bullet Train, and it’ll be a very different role from what her fans are used to.

King is in talks to play Prince, a teen assassin who will, presumably, do more killing than kissing.

The film will star Brad Pitt as a different assassin named Ladybug. In fact, the film is about a group of assassins on a train, so expect lots of killers. It will be filmed on a closed set amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film features a script written by Zak Olkewicz (who also wrote the upcoming adaptation of Fear Street), based on the manga Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka. Director David Leitch previously directed Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Atomic Blonde, and Deadpool 2. He is also in pre-production on The Division, based on the game series.

The Wrap notes that King has a “first look” agreement with Hulu for film productions. At 20, she is the youngest person to have such an agreement with the streaming service.

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