'Miss Bala' trailer: English remake of acclaimed Mexican thriller sees Gina Rodrigues go through hell and back

Set to release on February 1, 2019, the movie stars CW's 'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez and Anthony Mackie among others


                            'Miss Bala' trailer: English remake of acclaimed Mexican thriller sees Gina Rodrigues go through hell and back

The 2011 Mexican movie 'Miss Bala' that debuted at Cannes, and was the country's entry for foreign-language Oscar in 2012 is finally getting an English-language remake.

The Gerardo Naranjo movie is being remade under the same title, but this time around, it is being directed by Catherine Hardwicke, with a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.

It stars CW's 'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez, along with Ismael Cruz Cordova and Anthony Mackie. 

Set to release on February 1, 2019, the movie is produced by Kevin Misher and Pablo Cruz, along with it being executively produced by Andy Berman.



 

The recently released trailer of 'Miss Bala' highlights the story of a young woman named Gloria, portrayed by Gina. She happens to visit Tijuana, Mexico after the death of her parents. But, on a night out with her best friend, she becomes a witness to a murder.

Gloria and her friend then get captured by a crime boss and in order to save both their lives she becomes a mole for the CIA. And finds herself caught between the DEA and a dangerous criminal. 

With an entire set of cast and crew predominantly Latin, the trailer by itself reveals that the movie might be a huge hit. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gina spoke about her role and doing action for a movie. 

Gina Rodriguez attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Gina Rodriguez attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"I had been dying to do action for so long, and it’s very difficult because people of color don’t have as many opportunities. And that’s not even like a ‘Woe is me.’ That’s just a reality, and that’s okay. That has been a reality of mine for many, many, many years. [With Miss Bala], Sony made a big-budget action film with a 95 percent Latinx cast and 95 percent Latinx production crew. It’s revolutionary. It’s just really great to live in these spaces that for so long I didn’t have the opportunity to," she said. 

Watch the trailer to 'Miss Bala' here: