Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale alum Kiernan Shipka has found her latest franchise. On Tuesday, reports indicated that Shipka has signed on to star in Red One, an upcoming holiday event film also set to star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Chris Evans. Shipka's role in the film is currently under wraps. Red One will be released on Prime Video, and is directed by Jumanji's Jake Kasdan, his first collaboration with Johnson's Seven Bucks productions since 2019's Jumanji: The Next Level. It is written by Chris Morgan based on an original story from Seven Bucks President of Production Hiram Garcia.
Red One is billed as a globe-trotting, four-quadrant action-adventure comedy imagining a whole new universe to explore within the holiday genre. According to Amazon, this unique concept represents a property that could encompass not only a tentpole film, but could reach beyond entertainment across multiple industries and businesses. Kasdan, Garcia, Morgan, and Johnson will produce, alongside Melvin Mar and Dany Garcia. The Detective Agency's Sky Salem Robinson will co-produce.
"Hold my Mana, because this is exciting," Johnson said when the film was first announced. "Our Seven Bucks is very bullish on our partnership with Amazon Studios; underpinned with some innovation, some pioneering and a lot of positive energy and passion. I've been very impressed with Jen Salke and her team's vision and ambition to create an enormous, fun and unique Red One holiday universe for families around the world to enjoy."
"Seven Bucks Productions is a leader in creating unique and compelling entertainment for the entire family, and we know Red One will continue that tradition," says Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke. "Hiram's concept and the world he's envisioned are uniquely original and we are so excited to team with Seven Bucks Productions and Chris Morgan to help bring it to life. Red One is just the first step in what we know will be a successful, collaborative venture."
Shipka is currently reprising her role as Sabrina Spellman on The CW's Riverdale, which was recently renewed for a seventh and final season.
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Red One does not currently have a release date, but it is expected to debut on Prime Video at a later date.