Adoring Joey King

Nov 19th, 2021
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The patriarchy is taking another hit. In today’s announcements of Disney+ Day, the streamer announced a slate of films that are set to premiere on its sister platforms Star and Hulu in 2022. One of those movies is The Princess, an action movie that is coming to our screens next summer.

The movie stars Emmy-nominated Joey King and will be an irreverent story set in a fairy tale world. King plays a young royal who is more comfortable with a sword than a tiara and must save her kingdom from ruthless mercenaries. So get those Brave vibes going, because judging by the first-look photo, King is taking no BS and will give the princess dress a slight redesign that presumably helps when the time comes to chop the mercenaries’ limbs off.

King came to worldwide prominence after starring in Netflix’s hit teen romantic comedy The Kissing Booth, as well as its two sequels. She’s proven herself truly eclectic by booking projects such as The Conjuring, Oz: The Great and Powerful, and Independence Day: Resurgence. She received praise for her performance in Hulu true crime limited series The Act, which she was nominated for in 2019.

First announced back in October 2020, The Princess was described as a cross between Rapunzel and 2011’s Indonesian sensation The Raid. It is being helmed by Le-Van Kiet, a Vietnamese filmmaker who directed Furie, a frantic martial arts action movie that follows a ruthless mother who pulls at no stops to rescue her child after the little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring.

Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton co-wrote the script from The Princess. With the project, Thornton is making his feature film debut, while Lustig is taking on a feature film screenplay for the first time since 2006’s The Thirst, which starred Adam Baldwin and Jeremy Sisto.

Even though Disney announced The Princess will debut on Hulu and Star in Summer 2022, no specific date has been slated by the streamer.

Source: collider.com

Jul 15th, 2021
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Joey King, star of Netflix’s The Kissing Booth franchise, is expanding her relationship with the streaming giant with a first-look deal. Under the pact, King will produce and develop films For Netflix via her All The King’s Horses production company. At 21, King is one of the youngest creatives to strike a deal with a streaming network.

King serves as a principal at ATKH, along with Jamie King and Dan Spilo also serving as principals. Tyler Frederickson serves as development executive.

King stars in and executive produces through ATKH for Netflix a film adaptation of Uglies, currently in production. Based on the first installment of Scott Westerfeld’s dystopian YA book series, the movie will be directed by McG. Jamie King serves as executive producer with Scott Westerfeld and Spilo will produce alongside John David, Jordan Davis, Robyn Mesinger and McG and Mary Viola.

“My relationship with Netflix started 5 years ago with me in a state of disbelief that I was getting to lead one of their first original YA films. That feeling of amazement and disbelief of working with them has only grown,” said King. “I am honored to have a first look deal with a company that changed my life and lifts me up in my journey in growing as a producer. I’ve always had a lot of ideas and opinions, but now I have an outlet for those ideas and with a company that couldn’t be more collaborative. I can’t wait for us to make some movie magic happen.”

King will be seen in the third installment of the hit Netflix romantic comedy The Kissing Booth 3, set for release on August 11, on which she also serves as an executive producer. She next stars opposite Brad Pitt in the action thriller Bullet Train for Sony. Directed by David Leitch, the film comes out April 8, 2022.

King will soon start production on The Princess for 20th Century, where she stars and serves as executive producer. Toby Jaffe and Neil Moritz are producing as well.

King also is attached to headline and produce through ATKH the limited series, A Spark of Light, for Hulu and Sony Pictures TV based on the bestselling book by Jodi Piccoult. Doug Robinson and Allison Greenspan of DRP executive produce as well as Picoult, and Spilo and Jamie King for ATKH.

She just wrapped production and a starring role on The In Between, written by Marc Klein from an original story pitch by King, for Paramount Players. Jamie King exec produced, and Spilo produced alongside Robbie Brenner and Andrew Deane.

King previously starred in the critically acclaimed Hulu limited series The Act, which earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nomination for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

“Joey is a formidable talent and a wonderful creative partner,” said Ian Bricke, VP Independent Film at Netflix. “We’ve had an amazing collaboration over the last many years with The Kissing Booth trilogy. With the final Kissing Booth releasing this summer, we’re thrilled to be Joey’s creative home in the next phase of her evolving career.”

King is repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein.

Source: deadline.com

Jun 16th, 2021
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The release date for the highly anticipated movie Bullet Train has been announced!

The star-studded movie is led by Brad Pitt and Joey King and is directed by David Leitch.

The film is based on the Japanese novel “Maria Beetle” and here is the synopsis, via Deadline: “Five assassins find themselves on a fast moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. They discover their missions are not unrelated to each other. The question becomes who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminal station?”

Also starring in the movie are Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Logan Lerman, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Bad Bunny, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Sandra Bullock.

Deadline just announced that the movie will hit theaters and IMAX screens on April 8, 2022.

Other movies that are set to be released on that date right now include Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Anya Taylor-Joy and Alexander Skarsgard‘s The Northman, and untitled movies from Disney and Universal.

Source: justjared.com

Mar 4th, 2021
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Joey King, Nick Jonas and Lily Collins star in the Apple TV+ upcoming series.

The superstar-filled cast also includes Nicholas Braun, Clancy Brown, Rosario Dawson, Mark Duplass, Karen Gillan, Judy Greer, Paul Walter Hauser, Danny Huston, Riley Keough, Stephen Lang, Jaeden Martell, Paola Nuñez, Pedro Pascal, Edi Patterson, Aubrey Plaza, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jennifer Tilly.

Calls is described as a groundbreaking, immersive television experience based on the buzzy French series of the same name, masterfully using audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell nine bone-chilling, short-form stories.

The series is directed by Fede Álvarez, and each episode follows a darkly dramatic mystery that unfolds through a series of seemingly average, unconnected phone conversations that quickly become surreal as the characters lives are thrown into growing disarray.

Calls Season 1 will premiere on March 19 on AppleTV+ – check out the trailer right now!

Source: justjared.com

Feb 28th, 2021
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Netflix’s Nailed It! is returning for another season of epic baking mishaps.

PEOPLE can exclusively unveil the first trailer for the new spin-off season of the Emmy-nominated baking series, Nailed It! Double Trouble, premiering March 26 on Netflix.

Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres once again, the new season will feature a massive twist: For the first time ever, home bakers will pair up in teams of two to take a shot at recreating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize and the coveted “nailed it” trophy.

Among the contestants this season is actress Joey King, who will partner with one of her sisters as they attempt to beat out the other duos in the high-stakes competition.

Guest judges this season will include Andrea Savage, Ron Funches, Lil Rey Howery, Bobby Lee, Brian Posehn, A$AP Ferg.

“From best buds to brothers and sisters, these bakers are twice as bad,” Netflix’s logline for the new season reads. “This season, we go far and wide for inspiration, ranging from delicious baked treats inspired by Greek mythology to sugary desserts from dear old Grandma.”

Nailed It! premiered its first season in 2018 with solo bakers giving their best shot at creating some unforgettable desserts. There have been an additional three regular seasons of the show released, as well as two holiday-themed seasons.

The show has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, twice for outstanding competition program in 2019 and 2020 and once for outstanding host for Byer.

Nailed It! Double Trouble premieres March 26 on Netflix.

Source: people.com