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Michaela Jaé Rodriguez Will Topline Black List Feature “Wildfire”

Being shouted out by “Pose” creator Ryan Murphy in his Golden Globes acceptance speech hasn’t been the one spotlight of Michaela Jaé Rodriguez’s week. The history-making actress has been tapped to guide “Wildfire.” Deadline experiences that the script for the pic lately made the Black List.

Penned by Chaya Doswell, “Wildfire” follows Lu, a seven-year-old “who accidentally starts a wildfire. A mute from an abusive home, Lu slyly tricks Merribelle, a hardworking trans woman, into kidnapping her — sparking a beautifully unexpected bond with a devastating expiration date.”

A director isn’t connected to the undertaking but.

Last 12 months Rodrguez turned the primary trans actress to win a Golden Globe. Since the occasion wasn’t broadcast, Murphy took the chance to focus on her win at Tuesday’s ceremony. “A year ago, the Golden Globes weren’t televised, but the show did go on,” he mentioned. “And I was so thrilled when it was announced that MJ Rodriguez, from my show, ‘Pose,’ had been awarded Best Actress in a Drama Series. In doing so, MJ from Newark, New Jersey, became the first trans actress ever to win a Golden Globe. And I thought, ‘Wow, how I would have loved for MJ to be on this stage getting the standing ovation she deserved for making history.’” He then requested Rodriguez to face up and for attendees to offer the trailblazer “the ovation that she deserves.”

Rodriguez has additionally made historical past on the Emmys, changing into the primary trans performer to earn a Primetime Emmy nomination in a lead performing class in 2021.

You can catch Rodriguez in “Loot,” an Apple TV+ collection that sees Maya Rudolph taking part in a newly divorced billionaire who decides to get extra personally concerned together with her charitable basis. The comedy has been renewed for a second season, however a premiere date hasn’t been introduced but.

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