John Cena, Awkwafina, and Simu Liu are set to star in Prime Video’s action-comedy Grand Death Lotto, from director Paul Feig. Feig is directing the film from a script penned by Rob Yescombe.
“I love action comedy and extreme physical comedy and this movie has both in abundance, as well as a boatload of heart and hilarity,” said director Paul Feig. “This lotto will make winners of us all.”
It's the future, and new LA transplant Katie (Awkwafina) accidentally finds herself with a winning lottery ticket. The Grand Lottery has been established in an economically challenged California, and winning comes with a catch you need to stay alive to keep your prize. Anyone who kills the winner can legally claim the money.
Amateur jackpot protector Noel (John Cena) will try to keep Katie alive, but he must also deal with Louis Lewis (Simu Liu), who also wants to claim the rich protection commission. In order to officially claim her multi-billion dollar prize, Katie must make it to sundown.
The film, from Amazon Studios, will be produced by Roth/Kirschenbaum Films’ Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Feigco Entertainment’s Laura Fischer and Paul Feig. John Cena, Zack Roth, and Rob Yescombe will executive produce.