The upcoming assassin thriller "Gunpowder Milkshake" has been described as a female-driven flick, but one of its few male characters will be played by an Oscar nominee.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Paul Giamatti (currently starring on Showtime series "Billions") has just joined the ensemble, in a top-secret role. Not many details have been released about the film itself so far, but "Gunpowder Milkshake" is said to revolve around a mother-daughter assassin duo, played by Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones") and Karen Gillan ("Avengers: Endgame," "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"); according to THR, Giamatti is reportedly playing someone "to whom all others are connected."

Despite Giamatti's high-profile presence, most of the rest of the film's cast will be female, and the ensemble also includes fellow Oscar nominee Angela Bassett ("Black Panther"). The flick is being directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Israeli film "Big Bad Wolves"), from a script they co-wrote with Ehud Lavski.

Production on "Gunpowder Milkshake" is set to begin in June in Berlin.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]