Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Rodriguez’s “Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale”

Michelle Rodriguez is getting revenge

Saban Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale, Walter Hill’s crime thriller starring the 37-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican-American actress and Fast & Furious star.

Michelle Rodriguez

One of the more controversial films in the genre, it follows a hitman (Rodriguez) who was double-crossed by gangsters and forced to undergo sex-reassignment surgery as punishment and then seeks revenge against them and the surgeon. No release date has been announced.

In addition to Rodriguez, the film also stars Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia and Caitlin Gerard.

The film was written by Hill and Denis Hamill.

“This is a revenge action thriller with a twist,” said Saban Film’s Bill Bromiley. “Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale is a unique and clever film which will take audience on a cool adventure.”

ABC to Premiere “American Crime,” Featuring Nolasco, in March

Elvis Nolasco is bringing a dose of crime to Thursdays…

ABC has announced the premiere date for drama American Crime, starring the Dominican actor.

Elvis Nolasco

Written, directed and executive-produced by John Ridley, the series chronicles the aftermath of a brutal attack on a young couple.

American Crime debuts on Thursday, March 5 at 10:00 pm, one week after How to Get Away with Murder ends its freshman season with a two-hour finale on February 26.

In addition to Nolasco, the series also stars Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton,W. Earl Brown, Richard Cabral, Caitlin Gerard, Benito Martinez, Penelope Ann Miller and Johnny Ortiz.