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Eros STX Global Corporation (NYSE:ESGC) ("ErosSTX"), a global entertainment company, announced today that pop music superstar Bebe Rexha
will make her feature film acting debut in the upcoming female-driven comedy Queenpins. The announcement was made today by Adam Fogelson, chairman of the STXfilms Motion Picture Group.
Queenpins will reunite the studio with Bad Moms star Kristen Bell
for a film inspired by the true story of the largest coupon counterfeit scam in US history. Bell will re-team with her "The Good Place" and "Veronica Mars" co-star Kirby Howell-Baptiste, as well as Vince Vaughn and Paul Walter Hauser. Queenpins will be distributed in the US, UK, and Ireland by STX, and the studio will handle international distribution through its network of global partners.
After seeing success with such female-driven titles as the Bad Moms franchise, I Feel Pretty and Hustlers, STX was drawn to Queenpins, which will center on the story of a suburban housewife, fed up with being dismissed and overlooked by her husband and society, who decides to take back control of her life by starting an illegal coupon club. Her creation ends up scamming millions of dollars from big food companies while delivering deals to millions of fellow coupon clippers.
Fogelson said, "This is a perfect film for Bebe to be making her live-action film debut. She's an incredible talent and international superstar and we love her for this role as Tempe Tina, an eccentric computer hacker who helps our heroines with their coupon scam. We know she will add so much fun, talent and personality to this cast."
STX previously collaborated with Rexha on their animated feature UglyDolls.
The film is written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly and produced by AGC Studios, Marquee Entertainment and Red Hour Films. AGC's Linda
McDonough will produce alongside Red Hour's Nicky Weinstock. AGC Studios Chairman Stuart
Ford and Miguel
A. Palos, Jr. will 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. Patricia
Braga is overseeing the project for STXfilms.
is represented by UTA, Sal & Co., and attorney Kenny Meiselas of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks.
Diamond-selling and two-time Grammy-nominated New York City native Bebe Rexha
is a musical force to be reckoned with. Her RIAA Gold-certified debut album Expectations (released June 2018 on Warner Records) contained the Platinum single "I'm a Mess" and global chart-topping smash "Meant to Be" (featuring Florida Georgia Line), now RIAA Certified Diamond. "Meant to Be" held the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-setting 50 straight weeks, the longest reign ever by a female lead artist, and won Top Country Song at the 2019 Billboard Music
Awards and Best Collaboration at the 2018 iHeart Radio Music
Awards. It was subsequently nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards® in February 2019, where Bebe was also nominated for Best New Artist. Early in her career, Bebe won the National
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' Best Teen Songwriter Award, and then formally burst onto the scene when she wrote "The Monster," a worldwide hit for Eminem
that was certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA. Bebe went on to co-write and carry the instantly recognizable hook for the 3x Platinum "Hey Mama," by David
Guetta, which was nominated for a Billboard Music
Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. Bebe also hit #1 on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her 5x Platinum "Me, Myself & I
" with G-Eazy. In 2017, Bebe released the critically acclaimed EPs, All Your Fault: Part 1 (with the Platinum single "I Got You
"), and All Your Fault: Part 2 (with "Meant to Be"). Now in 2020, Bebe has amassed almost 4 billion YouTube views and over 12 billion total global streams and counting. In conjunction with Grammy® Week 2019, Bebe launched the Grammy® Music
Education Coalition's (GMEC) national campaign on behalf of its new All-Star Ambassador program, whose members also include Luis Fonsi, Rita Ora, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina
Spektor and others. In October, 2020, Bebe released her brand new single, "Baby, I'm Jealous" feat. Doja Cat, which is the first track from her forthcoming Spring, 2021 album.