Elisabeth Shue, best known for her roles in Karate Kid, Cocktail, Adventures In Babysitting, Hollow Man, Piranha 3D, and Death Wish, is set as a series regular in Amazon’s straight-to-series drama “The Boys”, from “Supernatural” creator and “Timeless” co-creator Eric Kripke, “Preacher‘s” Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and Sony Pictures TV, reports Deadline.
The site confirms that Rogen and Goldberg will be directing the pilot, written by Kripke based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (“Preacher”) and Darick Robertson.
“The Boys” is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
Shue will play Madelyn Stillwell. Corporate and formidable Madelyn is the Vice President of Hero Management for Vought, in charge of the public persona as well as the assignments of the Superheroes. Madelyn is a tough negotiator who rides roughshod over public relations dilemmas, such as when Superhero A-Train accidentally kills an innocent bystander and damage control needs to be done at any price, or when a city Mayor requests a Superhero for his own beleaguered town.