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Welcome to the era of Gina Rodriguez, action star. The Jane the Virgin star and Annihilation scene-stealer is finally stepping into the role that she was always meant to be in: action hero.
Rodriguez makes her action star debut in the Miss Bala trailer, where she plays a young woman forced to become a mole for the DEA in a drug cartel. But like the action greats before her, she takes things into her own hands when her “family” is threatened.
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After the death of her parents, Los Angeles resident Gloria travels to Tijuana with her best friend, where they witness a murder and are taken hostage by a drug cartel. Pulled into the dangerous and complicated orbit of the cartel, Gloria ends up working for the DEA as a mole — but that is all thrown out the window when she finds her friend Isabel (Aislinn Derbez) still alive. The only “family” that she has left, Gloria will stop at nothing to save her friend — and the action-packed result is, dare I say, glorious.
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Twilight), Miss Bala is based off the Mexican film of the same name. The 2011 Cannes Festival favorite was in turn inspired by real-life events of a former pageant queen who was arrested transporting munitions with suspected gang members. The premise of a pageant queen-turned-cartel member is kind of lost in the remake (Rodriguez’s Gloria is just in Tijuana to party and mourn her parents?) but the inspiring transformation of a wallflower into a badass remains.
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