Duo looking to create a new family film franchise at 20th Century Fox.
Rashida Jones and Kerry Washington have optioned BOOM! Studios teen-age detective comic-book series Goldie Vance for full-length feature-film treatment. Washington will produce via her Simpson Street production company, Jones is set to adapt and direct.
The period set comic series follows the exploits of Goldie Vance, a mixed-race 16-year-old girl with ambitions of becoming the “hotel detective” at the swanky resort that employs her father in the 1960s. When she investigates the case of a missing necklace, she becomes embroiled in international intrigue and adventure.
The comic was written by Eisner Award winner Hope Larson (Batgirl, A Wrinkle in Time) and drawn by Brittney Williams.(Hellcat).
BOOM! recently sold a minority stake to Fox, and the studios have several collaborative projects in the works, including the supernatural thriller The Empty Man, and a live-action adaptation of fan-favorite Lumberjanes.