BOOM! Studios, in conjunction with 20th Century Fox, has partnered with Rashida Jones and Kerry Washington to bring Goldie Vance to the big screen. This critically-acclaimed graphic novel series was created by Eisner Award-winning writer Hope Larson (DC’s Batgirl) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker).
Set at a historical Miami resort, Goldie Vance – 16, mixed race, precocious and highly detail-oriented – has ambitions of becoming the hotel’s in-house detective, but getting embroiled in uncovering an international crime ring will challenge her in ways she never imagined.
Jones is signed on to adapt and direct the project for the studio, while Washington will produce under the banner of her production company Simpson Street, which is overseen by Pilar Savone. Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will produce and Adam Yoelin will co-produce for BOOM! Studios.
“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.
“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,” added Jones.
Jones currently stars on TBS’ Angie Tribeca and co-wrote a season three episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror. She also serves as executive producer on TNT’s dramedy Claws and co-wrote the film Celeste and Jesse Forever. Jones additionally directed the music video for Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” as well as her own music video “Flip and Rewind.”
Simpson Street was established in 2016 by actress, producer, and activist Kerry Washington. Its first project, HBO’s Confirmation, received an Emmy nomination for Best TV Movie/Miniseries. The company is currently producing the films City of Saints & Thieves with Will Packer Productions, The Mothers with Warner Bros, The Perfect Mother with Pascal Pictures, and 24-7 with UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal Pictures. They are also currently in production on Five Points for Facebook Watch, a co-production with Indigenous Studios.
BOOM! is currently in post on the supernatural thriller The Empty Man for Fox, and is developing Mouse Guard with Wes Ball (Maze Runner) attached to direct, Matt Reeves (War For The Planet of The Apes) producing, and Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) writing, Irredeemable with Adam McKay (The Big Short) attached to direct and Tommy Wirkola (What Happened To Monday) writing, and Malignant with Becca Thomas (Stranger Things) attached to direct.