Mahoney previously served as a second unit director on “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” making her the first woman ever to hold a directing credit on a “Star Wars” movie.
“Shadow Force” follows an estranged husband and wife (portrayed by Washington and Brown) with a bounty on their heads. They are forced to go on the run with their son to avoid their former employer — a unit of shadow ops that has been sent to kill them. Leon Chills and Joe Carnahan wrote the screenplay.
“Victoria is one of the most impressive and in-demand directors working today,” Erin Westerman, president of production for the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. “Like with all of her work, she will bring iconic action, warmth, style, and gravitas to ‘Shadow Force.