Riverdale’s Josie robs a train in Netflix’s new comedy
James R | On 16, Mar 2017
Can’t get enough of Josie and the Pussycats in Riverdale? Good news: Ashleigh Murray (Jose) is back in a double-bill this weekend on Netflix, as both a new episode of The CW’s teen drama lands, alongside Netflix’s new original comedy, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train.
Murray plays Deidra, whose single mother has an emotional meltdown in an electronics store that lands her in jail. With her future looking bleak, she jokes she has two options: make meth or rob a train.
But together with his sister, Laney, that’s exactly what the end up doing: robbing trains to make ends meet. The real problem? They turn out to be quite good at it.
Rachel Crow co-stars alongside Murray in the comedy, which also stars David Sullivan, Tim Blake Nelson, Danielle Nicolet, Sasheer Zamata and Arturo Castro, with Sydney Freeland directing a script from Shelby Farrell.
The film premieres worldwide on Netflix on Friday 17th March. Here’s a trailer:
Netflix builds cast for Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
23rd June 2016
Netflix has begun building its cast for new comedy Deidra & Laney Rob a Train.
The original film, which is directed by Shelby Farrell, has lined up Ashleigh Murray and Rachel Crow to play its leading ladies. Murray has recently been cast in TV series Riverdale and The Following, while Crow has stared in Fred: The TV Show and voiced Carla in Rio 2.
Together, they will play the two titular teenage girls, whose mother is sent to prison, prompting them to do the logical thing: plan to rob a train.
The duo are supported by an ensemble cast that includes David Sullivan, Tim Blake Nelson, Danielle Nicolet, Sasheer Zamata and Arturo Castro, reports Deadline, which says that Netflix compares the tone of the film to Raising Arizona.
The comedy, which is set in the present day, is written by Shelby Farrell, with Drunktown’s Finest’s Sydney Freeland at the helm. The project is produced by Susan Cartsonis (The DUFF) and Nick Moceri (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night). The movie is expected to be released in 2017.