Cannes: Rosa Salazar to Star in 'The Bang Bang Girls'

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Rosa Salazar

Lauren Schacher wrote and will direct the dramedy about a secret after-school sex-ed club.

Rosa Salazar, who was most recently seen in Alita: Battle Angel, will star in and executive produce dramedy The Bang Bang Girls.

Lauren Schacher wrote the script and will make her feature directorial debut with the project, which follows a high-school valedictorian and her two best friends, who recruit their new chemistry teacher (Salazar) to form a secret after-school sex-ed club.

Bronwyn Cornelius (Clemency) and Stefan Nowicki (Obvious Child) will produce, and Paradigm is handling sales for the film in Cannes. A fall production start is being eyed.

Salazar is best known for starring in Bird BoxThe Maze Runner franchise and The Divergent Series: Insurgent. Next, she will star in Amazon's series Undone. She is repped by Paradigm and Vanderkloot Law.

Schacher co-wrote and executive produced the upcoming feature dramedy Bailey & Darla, starring Brittany Snow and Sam Richardson. She co-created the digital series F*ck Yes, which she wrote, directed and acted in. She is repped by Artists First and Stone, Genow.