Netflix has found itself a no-nonsense boss in actress Lucy Liu, who is joining Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell and Taye Diggs in the streaming giant’s newest comedy feature project, “Set it Up.”
The film follows two twenty-something assistants, portrayed by Deutch and Powell, whose respective bosses make work a living hell for the young women. Supposing that their work lives might be less miserable if their bosses weren’t single, the girls hatch a plan to set their bosses up with each other. What starts out as a simple matchmaking scheme, however, has some unexpected consequences.
Liu’s character, Kirsten Stevens, is described as an “intimidating” sports reporter. Having portrayed characters such as Dr. Joan Watson on CBS’ “Elementary” and O-Ren Ishii in the “Kill Bill” films, Liu is no stranger to playing such formidable women. Audiences can also catch Liu in James Franco’s upcoming indie sci-fi flick “Future World.”
“Set it Up” is produced by Treehouse Pictures’ Justin Nappi and Juliet Berman. Claire Scanlon, who has directed some episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” will be in the director’s chair for this one while Katie Silberman writes.