John Cena, Awkwafina and Simu Liu to lead Grand Death Lotto

Directed by Paul Feig, Grand Death Lotto is an upcoming action comedy
John Cena, Awkwafina and Simu Liu
John Cena, Awkwafina and Simu Liu

Grand Death Lotto, an upcoming action comedy from director Paul Feig will have actors John Cena, Awkwafina and Simu Liu playing lead roles. Produced under Amazon Studios, the film's screenplay will be scripted by Rob Yescombe. The production of Grand Death Lotto is expected to begin next week. 

Grand Death Lotto is set in an economically challenged California in the very near future. A grand lottery is established in the city. The catch, however, is that if the winner of the lottery can be killed by sundown, the killer can legally claim the prize as theirs. 

Awkwafina will play LA transplant Katie who accidentally ends up winning the ticket, becoming a target. She makes a run for her life to make it to sundown with the help of amateur jackpot protector Noel, played by Cena. She is pursued by Louis Lewis, who wants to claim his rich protection commission by killing Katie. 

Awkwafina has previously worked with Liu in Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, in which the two played the best of friends. Grand Death Lotto, will mark the first collaboration of all three actors together. Meanwhile, Simu Liu is awaiting the release of a number of films, including One True Loves, Barbie and Hello Stranger. John Cena will next be seen in Fast X, Coyote vs. Acme, and Freelance among other films. Awkwafina has Renfield, The Little Mermaid and Wildwood in her pipeline. 

With the film still in its early stages of production, no official release date for Grand Death Lotto has been revealed yet. 

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