Gina Rodriguez will star in the Paramount pictures upcoming movie “The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed”, date of release has not been established.
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 hit series “Jane the Virgin,” which won Gina a Golden Globe in 2015.
With the show now over, Rodriguez has stayed busy in film and TV f. Last year, she had the remake of the action-thriller “Miss Bala”, as well as the Netflix romantic comedy “Someone Great” and her Netflix animated series “Carmen Sandiego,” where her voice is the title character.
Gina recently starred in “Kajillionaire” for Annapurna Pictures and is also executive producing the Disney Plus series “Diary of a Future President.”