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From ‘Gossip Girl’ to Badass Action Star: Blake Lively Signs On for ‘The Rhythm Section’
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We fell madly in love with her effortlessly chic style on Gossip Girl, and now Blake Lively is trading in her espadrilles for espionage in her newest film role.

Lively is set to star in the upcoming action-thriller The Rhythm Section, the film adaptation of the first book in Mark Burnell's four-novel series, from the producers of the James Bond films. The blond bombshell will play the role of heroine Stephanie Patrick, a woman who loses her family in a plane crash. After finding out that the tragedy wasn't an accident, she assumes the role of assassin to avenge her family's untimely deaths.

To make matters even more exciting, Reed Morano, the (female) director who crafted the masterful first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, will helm the female-driven adaptation. 

So now there are two action stars in the Lively-Reynolds household? There must be something in the water.

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