STXfilms has secured worldwide rights to female-driven comedy Queenpins to star Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste and is launching TIFF sales this week
Vince Vaughn and Paul Walter Hauser so on board the project, inspired by the true story of the largest coupon counterfeit scam in US history, the film centres on an overlooked suburban housewife who starts an illegal coupon club in which she scams millions from large food companies.
STX will distribute Queenpins directly in the US, UK and Ireland, and handles international sales.
Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste appeared together in The Good Place and Veronica Mars.
Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (The Way We Get By) are directing from their screenplay, and producers are AGC Studios, Marquee Entertainment and Red Hour Films.
AGC’s Linda McDonough will serve as producer alongside Red Hour’s Nicky Weinstock. AGC Studios chairman Stuart Ford and Miguel A. Palos, Jr. are executive produce alongside Ben Stiller and Breean Solberg of Red Hour.
The project was developed by McDonough under her Marquee Entertainment banner prior to joining AGC earlier this year.
Bell starred for STX in Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas and most recently wrapped four seasons of NBC’s The Good Place. Howell-Baptiste’s credits include HBO’s Barry and BBC America’s Killing Eve, as well as upcoming Cruella, and Silent Night with Keira Knightley.