Rashida Jones and Kerry Washington Team Up to Bring ‘Goldie Vance’ to the Big Screen

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.

Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones

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.

h/t Deadline