Marisol Nichols’ Real-Life Work in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking Being Developed Into a TV Series by Sony Pictures Television

Marisol Nichols’ important work off camera has inspired a television series…

The 46-year-old half-Mexican American actress, who has starred on the CW’s drama series Riverdale, has spent the last few years working as an undercover agent in the fight against sex trafficking.

Marisol Nichols

And now Sony Pictures Television has optioned the rights to her story for a television series.

Nichols revealed her unusual side hustle in a long-form story in May’s Marie Claire.

In the article, written by Erika Hayasaki, she revealed that for the past six years she’s been hunting child sex predators. She has been working undercover with agents from the FBI, Operation Underground Railroad and local law enforcement to serve as the “bait” for sting operations domestically and internationally.

She has played the part of a parent pimping out a child, or, depending on what the situation calls for, the role of a child being pimped out to a guy who thinks he’s about to have sex with a 12-year-old.

Nichols, who will next star in Lionsgate’s Saw reboot Spiral next year, has taken part in numerous child sex stings around the world over the last few years.

Nichols, who has appeared on shows like 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, began to work in the world of human trafficking after her career slowed down around 2012.

She subsequently started a nonprofit, Foundation for a Slavery Free World, in 2014, and has regularly spoken publicly about the subject.

Sony Pictures Television is in the early stages of developing the project, which will see Nichols executive produce and likely star in the story.

Studiocanal Hires Alberto Corredor to Turn His Acclaimed Short Film “Baghead” into a Full-Length Feature

Alberto Corredoris extending his prized work…

Studiocanal has acquired the Latino filmmaker’s acclaimed creepy horror short film Baghead and will turn it into a feature.

Alberto Corredor

Corredor, who directed the original short, has been pegged to helm the feature.

It centers on a mysterious figure called Baghead, a diminutive wrinkled up person who’s able to manifest the dead and bring them back to our world for short intervals. People seek out the mysterious medium to reconnect with lost loved ones. Once in contact with Baghead however, the title character’s true powers and intentions are revealed and there’s a high price to pay for its contact with the deceased. 

The feature transfer will build on that story line and take a Saw-like approach, adding in supernatural elements. 

Baghead won numerous awards on the festival circuit, including Best Short Film at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Paris International Fantastic Film Festival and San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.

The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce under their overall deal with the studio; Vertigo’s Roy Lee, and Alibi’s Jake Wagner will be executive producers along with Corredor and Lorcan Reilly, the duo that created the short.

Marisol Nichols to Star in Liongate’s New “Saw” Film

Marisol Nichols is scaring up her resume…

The 45-year-old half-Mexican American actress and Riverdale star is set to star in Lionsgate’s untited Saw film.

Marisol Nichols

Nichols will star opposite Nazneen ContractorChris RockSamuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella in the film.

The Saw reboot recently moved forward by five months to May 15, 2020, vacating the pre-Halloween date of October 23, 2020. 

Lionsgate is keeping details of the plot under wraps. Longtime Sawfilmmakers Mark Burg and Oren Koules returned to produce Saw. Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed the second, third and fourth Sawmovies, is directing the new movie.

The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bellhas portrayed Jigsaw in all eight films. The low-cost titles have been highly profitable for Lionsgate, grossing nearly $1 billion worldwide. The most recent movie was 2017’s Jigsaw, which earned $100 million worldwide.