Directed by Laura Murphy and written by Ivan Diaz and Meghan Brown, the film follows a true-crime junkie in Boulder, Colo. who must determine which of the three guys she’s dating is her f*ckboy, which is marriage material, and which is the Swipe Right Killer who has been terrorizing the city and wants to murder her.
Alongside Hale, the film, which wrapped pre-strike, also stars Virginia Gardner, Jedidiah Goodacre, Brendan Moran, Samer Salem, Brooke Nevin, and Bethany Brown.
F*** Mary Kill — which Lionsgate is selling at the AFM — is produced by BuzzFeed Inc.’s Richard Alan Reid, Michael Philip, and Jason Moring, and builds on the success Lionsgate, BuzzFeed Studios and Hale had with Puppy Love, which was released on Amazon Freevee earlier this summer.
“BuzzFeed Studios are the experts at delivering movies for their audience, and there are few stars like Lucy Hale who can move between comedy and thriller as effortlessly as she does,” said Lauren Bixby, senior vp acquisitions and co-productions for Lionsgate. “In F*** Marry Kill, she brings those genres together for an incredibly entertaining movie that we’re excited to be bringing to audiences.”
F*** Marry Kill marks the fifth film Lionsgate has produced with BuzzFeed Studios in recent years. Their joint portfolio also includes the horror film Dear David, the dog-loving romantic comedy Puppy Love, the LGBTQ rom-com My Fake Boyfriend, and the gaming comedy 1UP.
“We’re excited to continue our mission of delivering fresh, innovative films with our friends at Lionsgate, and we were delighted to team up again with the fantastic Lucy Hale and Virginia Gardner on another hit for young audiences,” said Richard Alan Reid, executive vp, head of BuzzFeed Studios.
Hale is repped by CAA and Reel Talent Management. Gardner is repped by Independent Artist Group and Sugar23.
This story originally appeared on HollywoodReporter