Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis Cast in Showtime's Karyn Kusama-Directed Survival Drama Pilot

Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation) is set to direct the pilot episode for Showtime‘s potential series “Yellowjackets,” created by Ashley Lyle Bart Nickerson and described as a “coming-of-age survival drama.” And The Wrap brings us casting news today.

Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis will star in the pilot, the site reports, alongside Ella Purnell, Sophie Nélisse, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Steven Krueger, Amy Okuda, Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress and Jasmin Savoy Brown.

The project centers on “wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness.”

According to Showtime: “Yellowjackets chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to warring, cannibalistic clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.”

Lyle and Nickerson will handle show-running duties.

Juliette Lewis in “Ma,” directed by Tate Taylor

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