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EXCLUSIVE: Following the success of the romantic comedy The Kissing Booth, Netflix and Joey King have found their next project to collaborate on as King has signed to star in and exec produce an adaptation of Scott Westerfeld’s international bestseller dystopian fantasy novel Uglies. McG, whose recent films all have been for Netflix, has signed on to direct.
The story is set in a world in which a compulsory operation at 16 wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty by conforming to an ideal standard of beauty. Sources say King long has been a fan of the series and was aggressive in pursuing the lead role once Netflix acquired rights to the novel.
Krista Vernoff will adapt the script. John Davis and Jordan Davis will produce for Davis Entertainment Company along with Robyn Mesinger for Anonymous Content, Dan Spilo for Industry Entertainment and McG and Mary Viola for their Wonderland banner.
Jamie King and Westerfield will join Joey King as exec producers.
Joey King already has had a big summer after Netflix premiered the sequel to her smash hit romantic comedy, The Kissing Booth, as well as announcing a third film, which already is shot and King returning to star. She is also coming off her Emmy-nominated role of Gypsy in Hulu’s limited series The Act and also will produce series for Hulu after striking a first-look deal with the streaming service. She is the youngest person to strike a deal with a streaming network.
She also signed on to co-star with Brad Pitt in Sony’s Bullet Train.
She is attached to headline and executive produce the limited series, A Spark of Light, by Sony Pictures TV based on the bestselling book by Jodi Piccoult. She also will produce and star in The In Between, written by Marc Klein, for Paramount Players.
This will mark the fourth film McG has directed for the studio having previously helmed The Babysitter, Rim of the World and The Babysitter: Killer Queen.
Vernoff is showrunner and executive producer of ABC’s long-running hit series Grey’s Anatomy, along with its spinoff Station 19, and her new show, Rebel, inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich and starring Katey Sagal, was recently picked up straight to series at ABC.
She is repped by UTA, Coast to Coast Talent Group, Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment and attorney Howard Fishman. McG is repped by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer Weber and Dern. Vernoff is repped by UTA. Westerfield is represented by CAA and Jill Grinberg of Jill Grinberg Literary Management
Kiefer Sutherland and Joey King will lend their voices to Shudder’s upcoming animated The Creepshow Halloween Special, based on two stories by Stephen King and his author son Joe Hill.
Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) will star in “Survivor Type,” based on King’s short story adapted by the special’s director Greg Nicotero. Sutherland plays a man determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island no matter what the cost.
The second tale, “Twittering from the Circus of the Dead,” based on the short story by Joe Hill and adapted by Melanie Dale, stars Joey King (The Kissing Booth) as a teen whose family road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth.
The Creepshow Halloween Special, based on Shudder’s anthology Creepshow series, with animation by Octopie animation studio, premieres October 26 on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror and the supernatural.
“Halloween wouldn’t be complete without Creepshow,” said Nicotero, “so with the help of the father and son team of Stephen & Joe as well as a fantastic animated format, we get to continue the tradition and spirit of Halloween,”
Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager, said, “Although season 2, now in production, has been delayed due to Covid, Greg and his team were still able to pull off this fantastic special so everyone will be able to enjoy a little bit of Creepshow during Halloween season.”
The Creepshow Halloween Special is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Octopie, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment. Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers and Geoff Silverman and Anthony Fankhauser are co-executive producers for the Cartel. Greg Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers and Julia Hobgood is a co-executive producer for Monster Agency Productions. Dave Newberg and Isaac Krauss are Executive Producers for Octopie; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment. Russell Binder is executive producer and Marc Mostman co-executive producer for Striker Entertainment.
Joey King said it took a lot of work to achieve her red-carpet look for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which aired on Sunday.
During the event’s pre-show, King spoke with musician Travis Mills about how she prepped for the awards ceremony, according to Glamour. She told Mills that though others might not realize it, she was wearing fake hair, body makeup, and “a lot of Spanx.”
“I’m wearing Versace. My first time wearing Versace,” King said, according to the publication. “What’s up? And what all went into it is I’m wearing a lot of Spanx, I’ve got some fake makeup on my legs so that they look shiny, and yeah, I have extensions in my hair. So you know, I don’t really look like this.”
Earlier in the week, King shared before-and-after photos from her VMAs experience with fans on Instagram. She first posted an image of herself in her red-carpet look, writing “VMAS!!!!!!!!!!🌓🌹” in her caption.
As Insider’s Darcy Schild previously reported, “The Act” actress paired her long-sleeved, form-fitting dress with $470 red pumps from ISCREAM. To complete her look, King wore a coral manicure, sleek, straight hair parted down the middle, two gold clips attached to each side of her head, and oversized Versace chains.
Her beauty team for the night was comprised of fashion stylist Jared Eng, manicurist Thuy Nguyen, hairstylist Dimitri Giannetos, and makeup artist Allan Avendaño.
After filming her award presentation, King switched into a more casual look that included a floral button-down shirt by Garçons Infidèles, graphic T-shirt, denim shorts, and flip flops. The actress also wore a red-and-black face mask.
She shared a photo of the outfit on Instagram, writing: “That post VMAS glow amiright? #BackToReality #BackToMyCouch.”