The breakout star of Clea DuVall’s Happiest Season is already hard at work getting new roles to keep all of us thirsty for years to come. Aubrey Plaza has signed on to co-star with Jason Statham in an upcoming Guy Ritchie film.
Plaza will be joining Statham in the untitled Guy Ritchie thriller formally known as Five Eyes. Featuring a screenplay by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, who wrote Ritchie’s last film The Gentlemen, the movie follows an “M16 guns-and-steel agent (Statham) who is recruited by a global intelligence alliance to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order.”
Statham’s M16 agent will be reluctantly paired up with a CIA high-tech expert, which would hopefully be Plaza’s role. It’ll be exciting getting to see her use her charm and humor in an action-thriller setting.
The entire queer internet was talking about Plaza all week after watching Hulu’s Christmas film Happiest Season, where she played Riley, the ex-girlfriend of Mackenzie Davis’ character, and an absolute lesbian dreamboat. If fans didn’t fall in love with the way she looks in all of her suits in the movie, they fell in love with her endless charm, piercing eye contact, and understanding shoulder to cry on.
Hopefully this is a sign that studios will capitalize on all this thirst and give Plaza the starring roles she deserves, and that lesbian Twitter desperately wants to see her in.
Plaza first broke through with her performance as April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation. Since then, she’s starred in the FX show Legion, as well as movies like Ingrid Goes West, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Child's Play. Next, she’s starring in Lawrence Levine’s Black Bear, which is garnering her career-best praise for her performance. The film debuts on December 4th.