After Suddenly Quitting Mega Movie Deal, Quincy Jones’ Daughter Teams Up w/Kerry Washington
Rashida Jones is makin’ major moves these days. According to Deadline, the daughter of iconic music legend Quincy Jones is now set to partner with Scandal’s Kerry Washington for a film adaptation of the female detective novel series, Goldie Vance. Now that 20th Century has acquired rights for Golden Vance, the film company is moving forward with the film. It has been reported that Washington will be producing the film with Jones writing and directing.
The ladies have reportedly teamed up with BOOM! Studios to bring the graphic novel series to life on screen. Both of the ladies are very excited about the new project and looking forward to putting their creative minds together. “I’m ecstatic to be collaborating with Rashida and BOOM! Studios on telling this story. Fox is the perfect home for this project. Goldie Vance will steal your heart. She’s already stolen mine!” Washington said.
Jones also chimed in. “Goldie is exactly the kind of fearless, curious, and funny heroine we need right now,” she said. “I’m so honored to partner with Kerry Washington, BOOM! Studios, and Fox to bring her world to life.”
‘Toy Story 4’:
The latest news follows Rashida Jones’ decision to suddenly quit PIXAR’s Toy Story 4. When Hollywood Reporter first reported the incident, there was no explanation for Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack’s sudden departure. It was reported that the ordeal centered around problems an assault report where John Lasseter was accused of “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.”
On Nov. 21, Jones and McCormack released a statement. “We did not leave Pixar because of unwanted advances. That is untrue. That said, we are happy to see people speaking out about behavior that made them uncomfortable. We parted ways because of creative and, more importantly, philosophical differences.” They described Pixar as “a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice,” adding, “We encourage Pixar to be leaders in bolstering, hiring and promoting more diverse and female storytellers and leaders.” Disney declined to comment on the alleged incident involving Jones though a studio source said the departure was over “creative differences.”
Jones will still be credited as a writer for the fourth installment of Toy Story but that film is a thing of the past for her. She’s focused on moving forward with Goldie Vance.
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