Blake Lively is set to play an assassin in her next movie

And we're here for it

From the editors of HelloGiggles

Words – Thea Glassman

Questio –  Is there anything Blake Lively can’t do on screen? She played everyone’s favourite Upper East Sider in Gossip Girl and kicked ass on the soccer field in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants — and in the water against a shark in The Shallows.

So really, we were not at all surprised to learn that Blake Lively has been cast as an assassin in upcoming thriller The Rhythm Section.

Blake is set to play Stephanie Patrick, a woman who loses her family in a plane crash, and later discovers that their deaths weren’t an accident. She then becomes an assassin (because duh) and sets out to punish those responsible for the killings.

The best part?

Watching Blake Lively crack mysteries won’t be a one-time thing; the movie is based on a whole series of books by Mark Burnell, which means we’ll get to see Blake play detective for multiple instalments to come.

And if you want even more to get you going, the movie also already has some majorly talented crew attached as well, including the film makers behind the past eight Bond movies, and Reed Morano, who directed a few episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Plus, according to the film’s executive producer Stuart Ford, Blake’s character will be a badass lady, who differs from her counterparts.

‘In Stephanie Patrick, Mark has created a unique female heroine who turns so many of the current cinematic clichés surrounding so-called “kick-ass” female leads on their head,’ Ford said.

Intriguing.

We cannot wait for this one to start filming. In the meantime, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants re-watch session, anybody?

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