Gina Rodriguez Is Carmen Sandiego In Netflix’s New Live-Action Film
Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez will play ‘90s super-thief Carmen Sandiego in the live-action feature film acquired by Netflix.
Gina Rodriguez will fulfill every ‘80s-baby’s dream as she is slated to play Carmen Sandiego in the live-action feature film of the same name for Netflix. The streaming service acquired the film rights and has brought aboard the Golden Globe winning actress to star in the title role. The Jane the Virgin leading lady will also produce Carmen Sandiego through her I Can and I Will production company alongside Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser.
This acquisition serves as an extension of the direction Netflix announced last year when it said a new Carmen Sandiego animated series would air in 2019 with Rodriguez voicing the title character. In addition to those two programs on Netflix, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the owner of the Carmen Sandiego property, will release a new line of books featuring the super-thief in 2019 timed to the animated series release.
Carmen Sandiego, the live-action feature film, will be a standalone adventure that will embrace all that was cool and wicked about the beloved ‘90s. There is no writer or director attached to the tentpole.