Gina Rodriguez To Headline Rom-Com Written, Directed ,And Produced by Women
Can I make a confession? I’ve never seen Jane the Virgin. I hear it’s great. I hear “you’d LOVE it.” And yet, I haven’t gotten around to watching it for no reason in particular. Which means my exposure to its star Gina Rodriguez is chiefly through Twitter’s fascination with her friendship with Tessa Thompson, her playing “dead wife” in the crime drama parody Cop Chronicles: Loose Canons: The Legend of the Haj-Mirage, and Annihilation, a stern sci-fi drama that—like Steven—I didn’t like. Nonetheless, I thought Rodriguez’s was the best performance in Annhilation, coming to life from her first moment onscreen, a vision of feminine strength, charisma, and playful allure. So, it’s with all this in mind that I’m stoked to hear she’ll be headlining a new rom-com from the creator of Sweet/Vicious (another show I HEAR is totally amazing and I should really get around to watching).
THR reports Sweet/Vicious’s Jennifer Kaytin Robinson wrote and will make her directorial debut with Someone Great. Rodriguez will star as “a woman who, after a heart-wrenching break-up, decides to seek adventure in New York City with her two best friends before she moves across the country for her dream job. The story is described as being about loss, growing up and, above all, the everlasting bond of female friendships.” Rodriguez will also produce, alongside Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and Jessie Henderson (Spy). So this female-fronted, female-produced, female-written and female-directed rom-com has got some great credentials.
Robinson gave a little more insight into the movie’s plot on Twitter:
I always wanted to watch a romantic comedy where a woman could be her own white knight. A movie that’s central love story revolves around female friendship. And now I get to make one. To be on this journey with @paulfeig, @HereIsGina and @netflix is a dream come true. pic.twitter.com/sd7RLyGpJm— Jenn Kaytin Robinson (@JennKaytin) February 26, 2018
Production begins in April. From there, Someone Great will be distributed by Netflix.