20th Century Fox is aiming to create a new film franchise based on the BOOM! Studios' Goldie Vance comic.
The film adaptation will be produced by Kerry Washington's Simpson Street and has Rashida Jones attached to write and direct. BOOM!'s Ross Richie, Stephen Christy and Adam Yoelin will also serve as producers, with input from Daria Cercek and Jon Wu through Fox.
Goldie Vance was launched by Eisner award-winning writer Hope Larson and artist Brittney Williams at BOOM! in 2016. It follows the story of a 16-year-old mixed-race female detective-in-training who solves mysteries at a Miami resort. The series started as a four-issue miniseries before being expanded into an ongoing series.
Jones is currently starring in Angie Tribeca at TBS and serves as an executive producer on Claws from TNT. She also served as a writer on Pixar's forthcoming Toy Story 4 before leaving the production early. Larson is the current writer on Batgirl at DC Comics.
Over the summer, 20th Century Fox purchased a minority stake in BOOM! Studios, which included a first-look deal with the publisher. The studio has already picked up an option on the BOOM!-published supernatural thriller The Empty Man.