Netflix’s film adaptation of Carmen Sandiego, set to star Gina Rodriguez, has hired Game Night writer, Mark Perez to pen the film’s script.
The streaming service acquired the live-action film rights to the iconic ‘90s property in March, with Rodriguez attached to the titular role, and while she will star in the film, the actress will also voice the character in Netflix’s animated series, which is eyeing a 2019 release.
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Rodriguez is also producing the film through her I Can and I Will productions, along with Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser.
Perez comes to this project off the back of Game Night, the New Line comedy that was released in February, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. His other writing credits include 2006 comedy Accepted, and 2002 family film The Country Bears.
As yet the Carmen Sandiego film has no scheduled release date.