Maya Hawke to star with mom Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson in The Kill Room

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Maya Hawke to star with mom Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson in The Kill Room

Maya Hawke is set to join her mother, Uma Thurman, in the upcoming film The Kill Room, marking the first time she'll appear opposite the Kill Bill star onscreen.

The production will serve as a Pulp Fiction reunion of sorts, with Samuel L. Jackson also signed on to the dark comedic thriller.

Uma Thurman and her daughter Maya Hawke
Uma Thurman and her daughter Maya Hawke

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Uma Thurman and her daughter Maya Hawke

Rounding out The Kill List cast is Joe Manganiello, Debi Mazar, and Larry Pine.

From writer Jonathan Jacobson and director Nicol Paone, The Kill Room centers on a hitman, Reggie (Manganiello); his boss (Jackson); an art dealer (Thurman); and their money-laundering scheme that accidentally turns Reggie into a public sensation. The turn of events forces Thurman's character to play the art world against the underworld.

The casting comes after the news in 2020 that Maya Hawke had signed on to star alongside her father, Ethan Hawke, in the Beatles-inspired comedy Revolver. Maya previously took on a role opposite the Training Day actor in the limited series The Good Lord Bird.

Maya has appeared in the Netflix juggernaut Stranger Things and in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, helmed by frequent Thurman collaborator Quentin Tarantino.

Bonus: Audiences may see the mother-daughter duo join forces again. Tarantino has long expressed his desire to cast Maya as Thurman's now grown child Bebe in a third installment of Kill Bill.

"I think it's just revisiting the characters 20 years later and just imagining the Bride and her daughter, Bebe, having 20 years of peace, and then that peace is shattered," Tarantino said on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast last year. "And now the Bride and Bebe are on the run and just the idea of being able to cast Uma and cast her daughter Maya in the thing would be f---ing exciting."

The Kill Room will begin shooting this spring in New Jersey and New York.

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