Joey King was an adorable child actress once. Her performance in “Ramona and Beezus,” based on the Beverly Cleary series, is so innocent and full of life. Unfortunately, Joey King’s Netflix deal seems to counter that previous image.
“The Kissing Booth” star has signed a first-look deal with the production site. Netflix will help her company, All The King’s Horses, to produce and develop content. She is one of the youngest producers ever to sign with a streaming service.
My relationship with Netflix started five years ago with me in a state of disbelief that I was getting to lead one of their first original YA films. That feeling of amazement and disbelief of working with them has only grown. I am honored to have a first-look deal with a company that changed my life and lifts me up in my journey in growing as a producer. I’ve always had a lot of ideas and opinions, but now I have an outlet for those ideas and with a company that couldn’t be more collaborative. I can’t wait for us to make some movie magic happen.Joey King
Childhood innocence has given way to the capitalistic horrors of a company that thought producing “The Ridiculous 6” was a good investment of effort. That being said, I’m glad to see the actress/producer getting work so young. While “The Kissing Booth” franchise is not exactly high art, King’s performances have never been horrible. Let us hope she brings the same dedication to her producing career.
King has some other upcoming projects outside of Netflix. She just finished filming Paramount’s “The Inbetween,” which was based on her own story pitch. King is executive producing 20th Century’s “The Princess” where she will also play the titular role. Additionally, she will be starring in the limited series Jodi Picoult adaptation “Spark of Light” for Hulu and Sony Pictures TV.
“The Kissing Booth 3” will premiere on Netflix under her company banner on August 11th.