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Gina Rodriguez to star in ‘Miss Bala’ remake


Actress Gina Rodriguez has signed on to lead a Hollywood remake of Mexican thriller Miss Bala.

Twilight filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke will direct the movie, which will be based on the 2011 Oscar-nominated film of the same name.

According to Deadline.com, the Jane the Virgin star will tackle the part of Gloria Meyer, who finds herself caught up in a “dangerous game being played by the CIA, the DEA and a charismatic young crime boss.”

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Gina will star alongside newcomer Ismael Cruz Cordova.

Screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer has been tapped to adapt the script for the revamp, which will be produced by Kevin Misher and Pablo Cruz. Mirror Mirror’s Andy Berman will serve as an executive producer. It is unclear when the project will begin production.

Miss Bala starred Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Miguel Couturier, and Gabriel Heads, and centered on a beauty pageant contestant running from a dangerous drug gang after witnessing a brutal crime.

The film was selected as Mexico’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2012 Oscars, but it failed to make the final shortlist.

The 32-year-old actress is busier than ever after signing on to voice a leading role in animated movie Smallfoot, alongside Channing Tatum.

The Jane the Virgin star is also reportedly heading to Netflix as the voice of Carmen Sandiego in a new animated show, based on the classic video game series Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

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Meanwhile, her hit TV show was recently renewed for a fourth season.

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