It’s a laughing matter for Gina Rodriguez…
Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled original comedy pitch from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, which is will be a starring vehicle for the 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress.
The studio is keeping the film’s plot details close to the vest.
Rodriguez rose to acclaim while starring as the title character in the series Jane The Virgin, earning a Golden Globe for her performance.
Her first major studio starring role will be for Columbia Pictures in the Catherine Hardwicke-directed remake of Miss Bala, the 2011 thriller about a beauty pageant contestant who witnesses drug related murders and is conscripted to do the bidding of a drug cartel.
Rodriguez has also been generating projects as producer, wrapping Someone Great, another star vehicle. She will also lend her voice and produce the animated series Carmen Sandiego, which will be released by Netflix in January.
Rodriguez and Emily Gipson will produce for their I Can & I Will Productions.
St. Clair and Parham are the co-creators and stars of the USA comedy series Playing House. Along with scripting, they will be executive producers.