During the greatest restrictions due to the corona pandemic, not only we, but also all the film stars sat at home a lot and for a very long time. This resulted in numerous, sometimes rather embarrassing, but sometimes very creative videos. A highlight was definitely the “Boss Bitch Fight Challenge”.
In the short film, which you can also watch at the very end of the article, stuntwoman Zoë Bell rallied numerous fellow actors for a very fun, short action fest about how a pandemic-bored Bell joins in a chain fight triggers her girlfriends. Among others Margot Robbie , Drew Barrymore , Cameron Diaz , Rosie Perez , Marvel stars Scarlett Johansson , Rosario Dawson , Zoe Saldana and Florence Pugh or legendary Marvel stuntwomen Heidi and Renae Moneymakershow their skills and, above all, their timing when falling.
This quickly became a viral hit. And after almost 2.9 million views on Bell’s YouTube channel alone (and many more on Twitter and Instagram, where the video was primarily shared) , the “Boss Bitch Fight Challenge” is now being made into a movie.
“Boss Bitch Fight Challenge” by Zoë Bell in the cinema
Hollywood studio Lionsgate, to whom we owe the “John Wick” series, the “Hunger Games” films and the upcoming Nicolas Cage film “ Massive Talent ”, among other things, has now commissioned the feature film.
The idea came from the authors Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (“Legally Blonde”) and Mamrie Hart (known from the YouTube show “You Deserve A Drink”). What exactly it is about and whether we will see some of the superstars from the short film in the cinema version is still unknown. But we do know for sure that Zoë Bell will direct the film herself and thus climb the next step on the career ladder. It is the first time that she now has the main responsibility for such a project.
This is Zoe Bell
Zoë Bell is best known as a stuntwoman in ” Hercules ” and ” Xena “, where she doubled for Lucy Lawless. But her big break came from Quentin Tarantino. He brought her on board for ” Kill Bill “. She was originally supposed to stand in for those scenes with Uma Thurman in which she falls down somewhere, etc. and there is a risk of injury. But she quickly became the double of the actress for many fight scenes and learned extra martial arts for this.
Tarantino was so smitten that he gave her a key acting role in his next film , Death Proof , from which our featured image is taken (Bell can be seen in the center wearing the pink Jazmin t-shirt). She also stood in front of the camera for the cult director in “ Django Unchained ”, “ The Hateful 8 ” and most recently “ Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood ”, and was also involved in the stunts and action scenes behind the camera. In ” Inglourious Basterds ” she also doubled for Mélanie Laurent and Diane Kruger , in “Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood” she was responsible for the entire team as stunt coordinator.
Bell, who has also worked on works as diverse as Marvel hits Iron Man 3 and Thor 3 and horror film Malignant over the past few years , has won numerous awards for her action and stunt work. We are excited to see how her first feature film as a director will turn out. The announced short film “Boss Bitch Fight Challenge” gives a taste of their skills: