Letting her shiny new Golden Globe do the talking, Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez is reportedly negotiating a leap from CW Mondays to the big screen in Peter Berg’s upcoming Deepwater Horizon, which chronicles survivors of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion, colloquially referred to as the BP oil spill.
Of the more than 100 people aboard the rig when things got hairy, Rodriguez is considering the role of Andrea Fleytas, a 23-year-old navigator who realizes during the most harrowing moments of the disaster that no one’s sent out a distress call. Fighting water, wind, and a much less understanding boss than Zaz, she struggles to send out a mayday to the Coast Guard.
IF she takes the role, Rodriguez will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the Lionsgate and Participant Media film. But considering the explosive distractions and film society’s strict rules about keeping virgins alive, shrapnel might be the only thing causing sparks to fly. With dialogue by World War Z writer Matthew Michael Carnahan, expect a minimum of three “We’re all going to die!!!” moments in the true-life tale, due out September 30, 2016.