Boom! Studio’s ongoing comic, Goldie Vance, created by Eisner award-winning Hope Larson (A Wrinkle In Time, DC’s Batgirl) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker) is coming to the big screen. Fox is developing the project, a film that follows the main character Goldie Vance, a teen detective, brought to us by the talented Rashida Jones and Kerry Washington.
Jones, perhaps best known for her work as Lesley Knope’s delightful best friend Ann on Parks and Recreations, will adapt and direct the project while Washington will produce under the banner of her production company Simpson Street. Jones has proven she is more than a beautiful tropical fish, co-writing a Season 3 episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror. She also is the executive producer on TNT’s dramedy Claws and co-wrote the film Celeste And Jesse Forever.
The project is exciting on several counts. Female lead projects are few and far between in Hollywood, and strong female characters are in high demand in a climate that is recognizing their importance more and more. The character is already a great role model, and her big screen debut will only expand her audience. Both Wahington and Jones are personally excited about the project.
“I’m ecstatic to be collaborating with Rashida and BOOM! Studios on telling this story. Fox is the perfect home for this project. Goldie Vance will steal your heart. She’s already stolen mine!” comments Washington.
Jones adds, “Goldie is exactly the kind of fearless, curious, and funny heroine we need right now. I’m so honored to partner with Kerry Washington, BOOM! Studios, and FOX to bring her world to life.”
The comic follows the story of Marigold “Goldie” Vance, the 16-year-old daughter of the manager of a historical Miami resort, whose dream is to become the resort’s in-house detective, but in the meanwhile, she gets embroiled in uncovering an international crime ring which challenges her in ways she never imagined. The story isn’t exactly original, having elements of Nancy Drew and her ilk, but the character herself is strong, unique, and vibrant, everything we need from Hollywood right now.
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