×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Awkwafina, Ike Barinholtz to Star in Comedy ‘Crime After Crime’

Awkwafina and Ike Barinholtz will produce and star in STXfilms’ comedy caper “Crime After Crime.”

Awkwafina will portray a millennial podcast host who agrees to help a convict that she has devoted her true-crime podcast to prove his innocence after he escapes jail and turns up at her house.

Dan Gurewitch and David Young are writing the screenplay, with Nick Stoller and Conor Welch producing under their Stoller Global Solutions banner alongside Awkwafina, Barinholtz and David Stassen.

STX’s Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn will oversee the film’s production on behalf of the studio.

“Awkwafina and Ike are comedy powerhouses who make a supremely funny duo, and we can’t wait to see what they bring to this sharp and fun material,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms.

Welch joked, “Nick and I are huge fans of Awkwafina. Ike, not so much. But he was already attached.”

Awkwafina, a rapper-turned-actress, broke out in last year’s hits “Oceans Eight” and “Crazy Rich Asians.” She will next be seen in the Sundance drama “The Farewell,” which was acquired by A24 and will be released in July. Awkwafina will also star in the untitled sequel to “Jumanji: The Lost World.” She also co-created a show for Comedy Central that she will star in.

Barinholtz recently starred in the comedy “Blockers.” He made his feature directorial debut with 2018’s “The Oath,” which he starred in opposite Tiffany Haddish. He next appears in Amazon’s “Late Night” with Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, along with the Jordan Peele-hosted anthology series, “The Twilight Zone.”

Awkwafina is represented by UTA, Artists First, and attorney Isaac Dunham of Schreck Rose. Barinholtiz is represented by UTA, Artists First, and attorney Jared Levine at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Gurewitch and Young are both represented by UTA and Artists First.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Charlie-Chaplin-and-Horse-Roy-Export-Co

    Carmen Chaplin to Direct ‘Charlie Chaplin, a Man of the World’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    SAN SEBASTIAN  — Director-producer-actress Carmen Chaplin is set to direct “Charlie Chaplin, a Man of the World,” a theatrical documentary feature which will add a hardly-explored new facet to the creator of the Tramp, one of the most iconic cinema characters in popular consciousness, plumbing Chaplin’s Romani roots and heritage. Marking the first time that [...]

  • Incitement

    'Incitement' Wins Ophir Award for Best Picture, Becomes Israel's Oscar Submission

    “Incitement” was the best-picture winner at Israel’s Ophir Awards on Sunday night, automatically becoming the country’s choice to vie for the international feature film Oscar. The winning film, a drama about the period leading up to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish extremist in 1995, had its global premiere at [...]

  • LargoAI

    LargoAI Wins Inaugural San Sebastian Zinemaldia & Technology Startup Challenge

    SAN SEBASTIAN  —  Swiss artificial intelligence and data analytics company LargoAI won Sunday’s first-ever San Sebastian Film Festival Zinemaldia & Technology Startup Challenge. LargoAI’s software provides data-driven filmmaking strategies, similar to those used by major VOD platforms which aggregate and often horde their own user-driven data. From early in the screenwriting process through development and [...]

  • MARIANA-RONDÓN-MARITÉ-UGÁS

    FiGa Snags 'Contactado,' By The Team Behind San Sebastian Winner 'Pelo Malo' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sandro Fiorin’s FiGa Films has picked up worldwide sales rights to “Contactado,” the upcoming feature by Sudaca Films’ Marité Ugás and Mariana Rondón, the duo behind San Sebastian 2013 Golden Shell winner, “Pelo Malo.” The Sudaca partners are attending San Sebastian to pitch Rondón-helmed project “Zafari” at the 8th Europe-Latin American Co-production Forum. Directed by [...]

  • Brad Pitt stars in “Ad Astra”.

    'Ad Astra' Lifts Above Competition at International Box Office With $26 Million

    Though “Ad Astra” was overthrown by the Crawley family at the domestic box office, Brad Pitt’s astronaut drama reigned supreme at the international box office. Directed by James Gray, “Ad Astra” launched overseas with $26 million from 44 foreign markets. The $80 million sci-fi epic debuted in North America with $19.2 million, bringing global box [...]

  • hugh jackman tiff bad education

    Toronto's Biggest Deal Goes to HBO: A Sign of the Future? (Column)

    When it comes to how we’ll be watching movies — or, at least, watching serious dramas for adults — in the future, here are two stark and timely contradictory facts: 1. Last week, as the Toronto International Film Festival drew to a close, a deal that had been in the rumor stage for a while [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content