20th Century Studios Acquires Spec Script for “The Princess” to Star Joey King

20th Century Studios has acquired The Princess, a spec script written by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton. Joey King is attached to star in the feature that will debut on Hulu.

via Deadline

via Deadline

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Studios has acquired the spec script The Princess which they’ll produce for Hulu.
  • Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton co-wrote the script and actress and producer Joey King is attached to star in the film.
  • At this time the full synopsis has not been shared but Deadline says the spec is being described as Rapunzel meets The Raid.
  • The film will be produced by Original Film, co-produced by Lustig and Thornton and executive produced by King.

Why You Know Them:

  • Joey King recently landed an overall production deal with Hulu to create a variety of programming for the streaming service. At 21, she’s the youngest person to have such a deal with a streamer.
  • She also starred as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act, a series based on a strange true crime story.
  • King’s other prominente roles include:
    • The Kissing Booth for Netflix
    • Wish I Was Here
    • Ramona and Beezus
  • As for Lustig and Thornton, audiences might recognize their work from Winter’s Knight which was directed by Joachim Ronning for Sony.
  • The duo also adapted Night Knights for Sony based on the children’s book of the same name. And for television, they’ve written scripts for House of Scorpion and Final Fantasy.