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Joey King reveals The Kissing Booth 3 is premiering summer 2021

Kissing Booth fans are winning big on Sunday — the franchise’s star, Joey King, nabbed Comedy Movie Star of 2020 at the 2020 People’s Choice Awards tonight, and during her acceptance speech, she revealed that The Kissing Booth 3 will be out in summer 2021.

The second film in the popular rom-com series, which also starred Jacob Elordi, premiered this July on Netflix. It was shot at the same time as its sequel in South Africa, which meant the cast and crew were mostly unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic that’s shut down or delayed much of Hollywood.

King previously revealed The Kissing Booth would be coming next year in a special fan event for the streamer, along with the fact that the entire cast would be returning for the third movie. The occasion was also attended by King’s costars Joel Courtney, Elordi, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Meganne Young, and director Vince Marcello.

The Kissing Booth films are based on the self-published Beth Reekles novels that follow the life of high school student Elle Evans (King). In the first two installments, she meets, falls for, and dates high school jock Noah (Elordi). The third installment tackles Elle’s challenges in deciding where she will attend college. She’s been accepted to both Harvard — the same school Noah will attend — and Berkeley, where BFF Lee (Young) has matriculated. Where will she go?

In a sneak peek from the third movie that Netflix released in July, Elle hangs up a call from the Harvard Admissions Office (becoming probably the first person in history to do so) while lounging at the pool with Noah and her friends.

At the People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, Jennifer Lopez took home the People’s Icon Award, while other top honors went to Tiffany Haddish in Like A Boss for Female Movie Star of 2020 and Grey’s Anatomy for the Show of 2020.

Source: ew.com

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20th Century Studios & Hulu Land Joey King-Attached Spec ‘The Princess’

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Studios has acquired The Princess, a spec script By Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton that has The Kissing Booth‘s Joey King attached to star. They’ll make it for Hulu and while the logline is being kept under wraps, spec is described as Rapunzel meets The Raid.

Pic will be Produced by Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe and Derek Kolstad (John Wick). King will be exec producer with Lustig and Thornton co-producing.

If the allusion to The Raid throws you, consider that King is moving from star/exec producer of the Netflix phenomenon The Kissing Booth to being cast opposite Brad Pitt in the action-thriller Bullet Train for Sony Pictures. She was Emmy-nominated for playing Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu limited series The Act, and recently became the youngest person to make a first look deal to produce series for the streaming service. King will be executive producer and star of Netflix’s film adaptation of Scott Westerfeld’s best-selling-dystopian fantasy novel Uglies, and she’s attached to star in and produce the Paramount pitch The In Between, and the limited series A Spark Of Light for Sony Pictures TV based on the Jodi Picoult book. She is also set to star opposite Kaitlyn Dever in the live-action comedy series, The Wildest Animals In Griffith Park.

The scribe team broke out with their first spec Winter’s Knight which sold to Sony for 7-figures with director Joachim Ronning. They’ve adapted Night Knights for Sony, Escape Artists and Ian Bryce and on the small screen they adapted House Of The Scorpion for WBTV/CW and The Henson Company and Final Fantasy for Sony Pictures Television.

King is repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment’s Dan Spilo, and Hirsch Wallerstein; Lustig & Thornton are UTA, Circle of Confusion, and Behr Abramson Levy, and Kolstad is APA, Circle of Confusion, and Behr Abramson Levy.

Source: deadline.com