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Michelle Rodriguez joins crime noir Tomboy, A Revenger's Tale

Michelle Rodriguez

Story by Jack Foley

MICHELLE Rodriguez is set to star in the title role of the crime noir thriller Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale opposite Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Sigourney Weaver.

The film is written and to be directed by Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Walter Hill (48 Hours, The Warriors) with shooting to begin on November 9, 2015, in Vancouver.

Rodriguez will stars as an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and a rogue plastic surgeon (Weaver) operating on the fringes of society. The story becomes a trail of self-discovery and redemption against a criminal mastermind opponent.

Commenting on the project, producers Ben Saïd, of SBS, and Michel Merkt said: “We are beyond excited to be working with Walter, a renowned filmmaker known for producing the classic Alien franchise who continues to break boundaries with this original script which has attracted a phenomenal cast and crew.

“We can’t wait to begin shooting and bring all these visionary and talented minds together.”

Adds Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, of the Solution Entertainment Group: “Following the massive global success of this year’s Furious 7, we are delighted to have Michelle Rodriguez on board to inhabit this strong-willed, empowered character in the action-filled thriller opposite the legendary Sigourney Weaver.

“With master filmmaker Walter Hill at the helm, this unique story keeps audiences guessing at every turn.”

Rodriguez is known for her role as Letty in Universal’s record-breaking Fast & Furious franchise. Released earlier this year, the latest installment, Furious 7, has made $1.5 billion worldwide.

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