In this golden age of comic book adaptations on the big and small screen, everyone is looking for the next big thing to give the adaptation treatment. Kerry Washington & Rashida Jones have found their project with Boom! Studios teen detective series Goldie Vance.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones has signed on to write & direct the adaptation of Hope Larson and Brittney William’s comic book series with Washington on board as a producer under her Simpson Street banner. Boom! Studios will also produce the film which will be distributed by Fox.
Goldie Vance is the story of a 16-year-old mixed race girl who solves mysteries at a historic Miami resort with dreams of one day becoming the in-house detective for the resort. This comes just a few months after Fox purchased a minority stake in Boom! Studios which likely will lead to the studio trying to adapt many of the comic book projects the publisher has under its belt.
“I’m ecstatic to be collaborating with Rashida and Boom! Studios on telling this story. Fox is the perfect home for this project. Goldie Vance will steal your heart. She’s already stolen mine!,” Washington said in a statement.
The film is being designed to potentially become a family-film franchise for Fox.
“Goldie is exactly the kind of fearless, curious and funny heroine we need right now. I’m so honored to partner with Kerry Washington, Boom! Studios and Fox to bring her world to life,” Jones said.
Currently, there is no release date set for the film.