Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson Team Up on Dark Comedy

Coming off an eventful Academy Awards ceremony that saw the pair reunite on stage, a new report is stating that umma thurman and Samuel L Jackson are both set to star in an upcoming dark comedy thriller, The Kill Room.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the pulp fiction stars will once again be reuniting in this feature film written by Jonathan Jacobsonthe first feature film he has written, and directed by Nicol Paonwhose feature directorial debut was the 2020 film friends giving. The story follows a hitman, his boss (Jackson), and an art dealer (Thurman). A money-laundering scheme involving the three accidentally turns the hitman into an avant-garde sensation overnight, which leads to them playing the art world against the criminal world. “Getting to make The Kill Room — an already incredible script — with Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson, is beyond my wildest dreams,” said Paone. “Every moment they’re on-screen, they are both enviable and eye-catching. I am eternally grateful to both of them for saying yes, and I am thrilled to bring this to life alongside Anne Clements and Yale Productions.”


Thuman and Paone are also set to act as producers on the project alongside Danielle Thomas and Jason Weinberg fromUntitledEntertainment. Jordan Yale Levine, jordan beckermanand Jon Keeyes will also be producing under their Yale Productions banner with Anne Clements of Idiot Savant Pictures. Levine and Beckerman also added in a statement: “The combination of Uma and Sam for this project is a dream come true. We are certain that Nicol is going to deliver a special film, and one that strikes the perfect balance between dark humor and edge-of-your-seat thrills.” Production on the film is set to be this spring in New York and New Jersey.

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Jackson recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 94th Academy Awards celebrating his long and illustrious career which includes films like the previously mentioned pulp fictionother Quentin Tarantino movies like Django Unchained and The Hateful Eightas well as blockbuster films like several Marvel films as Nick Fury and the starwars prequel trilogy as Mace Windu. This award was his first Oscar win in his career. Thurman is known not only for her role in ella in pulp fiction but also for her starring role in both Kill Bill films. Both performances saw her nominated for several awards, including an Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance de ella as Mia Wallace in pulp fiction and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for both Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol 2. The pair also partook in a pulp fiction meeting along with John Travolta on stage at the event, celebrating the classic film’s 28th anniversary.

The Killing Room currently does not have a release date or window. Production is scheduled to begin this spring.


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