Gina’s newest project is a sign that the Latina star of “Jane The Virgin” has no intention of taking a break from her booming career. In addition to her hit show, this year the actress has been juggling big projects like “Annihilation,” “Smallfoot,” and “Carmen Sandiego.” Now, she’s adding a new romantic comedy to her plate.
In her newest project, the actress takes on a story that is all about the power of female friendship.
Rodriguez latest movie comes in the form of a romantic comedy set to be released by Netflix.
A post shared by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on
Press around the film, has us pretty sure that the project will operate more as a love letter to female friendships than it will to romantic relationships. In a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, the site states that the upcoming movie will center around a woman who, after facing a “heart-wrenching break-up,” takes on new adventures in New York City with her two best friends at her side.
By the looks of it, the movie’s main story will bring viewers all of the Latina Power.
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
Rodriguez’s new movie will be directed by MTV’s “Sweet/Vicious” creator, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The newbie director helming the film recently posted a tweet about the movie that hints that it will likely be more about the lead character’s friendships and personal growth than it will on her romantic interests. If the director’s tweet is any indication, Rodriguez’s character will likely be the knight who answers her own call of distress in the movie.
It’s a shakeup to the romantic-comedy genre that Twitter is totally here for.
hell yes. you're making it happen. so inspiring and I can't wait to watch! pic.twitter.com/zRxMlx9sD7
— Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) February 26, 2018
When it comes to the box office, there’s no doubting the fact that in recent years the rom-com genre has faltered to receive much love. As of late, it seems that the days of Hollywood cranking out rom-coms passed out of sight once the careers of Katherine Heigl and Kate Hudson began to slow down. Of course, while films like “27 Dresses” and “How To Lose A Guy In 10” will likely remain fan favorites for years to come, it’s exciting to see movies like “Bridesmaids” and “Girls Trip” where female empowerment is central begin to take over the scene. Buzz around the movie’s release on Twitter has primarily focused on the bringing together of two rising forces in Hollywood: Rodriguez and Robinson. Chatter around the movie’s strong female empowerment themes has also fans of both creators pumped. Mostly because of what it’s female-led storyline could mean for the once loved genre.