Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley will take center stage in a new live-action Scooby-Doo movie. According to Deadline, the two female members of the classic Hanna-Barbera mystery solving crew are about to become the stars of their very own origin movie titled Daphne and Velma.
The film is in production from Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio. Daphne will be played by Shades of Blue star Sarah Jeffrey, while Last Man Standing star Sarah Gilman plays Velma.
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The film will take place before the girls join Fred, Shaggy and Scooby. Per the film’s logline, “Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright and optimistic Daphne and whip-smart and analytical Velma are both mystery-solving teens who are best friends but have only met online — until now. Daphne has just transferred to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, a tech-savvy institute with all the latest gadgets provided by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. And while competition is fierce among the students for a coveted internship at Bloom Innovative, Daphne and Velma dig beyond all the gadgets and tech to investigate what is causing some of the brightest students in school to disappear — only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state.”
Blondie Girl Productions, from former Disney Channel star Ashley Tisdale and sister Jennifer Tisdale, is behind Daphne and Velma. “Blondie Girl is committed to telling stories from a female perspective, and we could not be more thrilled to give Daphne and Velma their own story,” they said in a statement. “It’s so exciting to partner with Warner Home Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Content to introduce a new generation to the smart, charismatic, fearless females that we all know and love.”
Daphne and Velma will be released next year through Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.