April 1 (UPI) -- Awkwafina and Ike Barinholtz are teaming up on a new crime caper comedy.
Deadline confirmed Monday the 29-year-old actress and 42-year-old actor will star in and produce the movie Crime After Crime.
Dan Gurewitch and David Young are writing the script, with Kate Vorhoff and Catherine Hagedorn to oversee production on behalf of STXfilms . Nick Stoller, Conor Welch and David Stassen will co-produce with Awkwafina and Barinholtz.
The Hollywood Reporter said Crime After Crime follows a podcast host (Awkwafina) who agrees to help the convict (Barinholtz) she's devoted her show to prove his innocence after he escapes jail.
"Awkwafina and Ike and comedy powerhouses who make a supremely funny duo, and we can't wait to see what they bring to this sharp and fun material," STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said in a statement.
Awkwafina is known for the films Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8. She will also star in the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel.
Barinholtz played Morgan Tookers on the Hulu series The Mindy Project. He will star in the upcoming movie The Hunt with Emma Roberts and Justin Hartley.