Paramount Pictures has landed the spec script “The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed” with Gina Rodriguez attached to star, sources tell Variety.
“The Eternals” scribe Ryan Firpo penned the script. Rodriguez will also produce under her I Can and I Will banner alongside Kaz and Ryan Firpo’s Badlands. Molly Breeskin will executive produce through I Can and I Will.
The story follows Candice (Rodriguez) and Izzy, two hapless pot growers who, after their entire crop of weed inexplicably goes missing, uncover an alien conspiracy to steal the planet’s marijuana supply.
Sources say studio execs felt the story fell in line with other Paramount comedies like “Anchorman,” “Airplane!” and “Blazing Saddles,” and moved quickly to acquire it.
The project also gives Rodriguez another star vehicle in her development slate after her breakout role on the CW series “Jane the Virgin,” which won her a Golden Globe in 2015.
With the show now over, Rodriguez has stayed busy on both film and TV fronts. In 2019, she had the remake of the action-thriller “Miss Bala” at Sony, as well as the Netflix romantic comedy “Someone Great” and her Netflix animated series “Carmen Sandiego,” where she voices the title character.
She was most recently seen in “Kajillionaire” for Annapurna Pictures and is also executive producing the Disney Plus series “Diary of a Future President.”
Firpo has been on the rise since debuting his short “Ten Year,” which he wrote and directed. It caught the eye of several studio execs, including Marvel president Kevin Feige, who tapped Ryan and Kaz to pen “The Eternals,” which recently finished production. The Firpos also wrote the spec “Ruin.”
Rodriguez is repped by CAA. The Firpos are repped by UTA and LBI Entertainment.
I’ve added a bunch of photos of Gina from her recent appearances as well as missing appearances from the last few months. Sorry for the delay in updating. Enjoy the photos.
Gina attended the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for Kajillionaire. I’ve added a bunch of photos to the gallery. I’m really looking forward to this project. Enjoy!
Jan 24 | Sundance – Warner Media & ATT Kick Off Party
Jan 25 | Sundance – Arrivals
Jan 25 | Sundance – ‘Kajillionaire’ Premiere
Jan 25 | Sundance – ‘Kajillionaire’ Premiere: Inside
Jan 25 | Sundance – Acura Festival Village
Jan 25 | Sundance – IMDB Studio
Session 01 | Deadline
Session 02 | IMDB Studio
Diary of a Future President premiered this past week on Disney+. I’ve added photos of Gina from the premiere as well as some videos from recently released press of the series. Enjoy!
Living in this house will help prepare her for the White House. Start streaming the Original Series, Diary Of A Future President, Jan. 17 on Disney Plus!
Gina and her husband Joe attended the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala this weekend. I’ve added a bunch of lovely photos to the gallery. Big thanks to my friend Emily for some of these. Enjoy!