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Dead to Me star's new Knives Out-style movie heads to Amazon Prime

Amy West
·2-min read
Photo credit: Jerod Harris - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jerod Harris - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Dead to Me's Linda Cardellini is set to star in a new murder mystery movie, which is already being described as a female-fronted Clue or Knives Out.

The Scooby-Doo star will pen the script too, alongside writer Kelly Hutchinson, who she met while they were both working on the aforementioned Netflix series. Jennifer Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Memento) is on board to produce.

Photo credit: Jerod Harris - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jerod Harris - Getty Images

Related: Dead To Me star James Marsden teases what's next in season 3

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film – currently named Murder Party, which has already been acquired by Amazon Studios – follows "seven women involved in a pyramid scheme, who meet for a dinner party on a private island.

"When one of the guests gets murdered, the women must figure out who is responsible before they become victims themselves."

The project will mark both Cardellini and Hutchinson's feature writing debut. As actors, the former is perhaps best known for appearing in titles such as Bloodline, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Freaks and Geeks, while the latter has featured in Law & Order and The Blacklist.

Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images

Both are up for awards glory for Dead to Me's second season this year; Cardellini, earning a Screen Actors Guild nomination in the Female Actor in a Comedy category, and Hutchinson bagging a WGA nod with showrunner Liz Feldman.

The dramedy centres on Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Cardellini), two women who forge an unlikely friendship following the death of Jen's husband. As the duo get closer though, it's soon revealed that Judy had something to do with his demise.

Dead to Me seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now on Netflix.

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