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OTRC: Kate Hudson becomes action star in upcoming thriller 'Everly'

Kate Hudson appears in a still from the 2011 film, 'Something Borrowed.' (Alcon Film Fund, LLC / David Lee)

Kate Hudson has fully embraced motherhood all over again but her next role will be a bit more grisly.

The actress is set to appear in the upcoming thriller "Everly," as a woman who breaks up with her mob boss boyfriend and is forced to protect herself against the assassins he hired to kill her.

"Everly" is based on a script by Yale Hannon, which was on the 2010 Black List of the best unproduced scripts. The film will be directed by Joe Lynch. The film is set to begin filming in May and will be financed by Adam Ripp and Rob Paris' Crime Scene Productions. Anonymous Content will also produce the film.

"When we heard that Kate wanted to make the transition into an action star, we knew we had found our Everly," Ripp and Paris said in a statement, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "The physicality and intensity of this role will be transformative for her."

Hudson is best known for her comedic roles in films like "Almost Famous," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Bride Wars" and "Something Borrowed."

Hudson recently debuted her bikini body, six weeks after giving birth. The 32-year-old actress and her fiancé Matthew Bellamy welcomed their son Bingham on July 7, 2011.

They first announced her pregnancy in January and became engaged to boyfriend Bellamy, the baby's father, in April. It is the first child for Bellamy, the 33-year-old singer of the British alternative rock band Muse. The two have been linked together since early 2010. The couple has yet to announce a date for their wedding.

The actress had her 7-year-old son, Ryder, with ex-husband Chris Robinson of the rock band the Black Crowes. The two divorced in 2007 after almost seven years of marriage.