While I am a fan of Quentin Tarantino, I wasn't too thrilled with Death Proof. That is, except for the uber-excellent, arse-kicking ending and the beautifully tough Zoë Bell -- she's the Kiwi stuntwoman who jumped on the hood of the 1970 Dodge Challenger in the flick. If you didn't catch the Grindhouse extravaganza, she's also worked as Lucy Lawless' stunt double on Xena and as Uma Thurman's in the Kill Bill movies. Now there's great news coming from The Hollywood Reporter -- she's going to star in an untitled action flick for Marco Weber's Senator Entertainment.

Based on a story cooked up by Weber, and written by Sarah Thorp (Twisted), the film features Zoë as a U.S. soldier who comes back from an Iraq tour of duty and helps a girl in trouble. Bell says: "This film is a big challenge for me, especially the American accent, which I have to work on. But one thing is certain: I will be doing all my own stunts on the film." I couldn't ask for more. Not surprisingly, she got the gig because of her stint in Grindhouse. Weber says: "When I saw Zoë in Death Proof, I was immediately drawn to her ability and acting talent. Her background and likability made her a perfect choice for our lead." Here, here! Here's to hoping that they cook up a good story and create a great film around her. We don't have enough good, tough, (and female!!) action heroines out there.
categories Cinematical