miss bala clip exclusive

Gina Rodriguez stars in Miss Bala, an action-thriller from director Catherine HardwickeMiss Bala drops on Digital this week, arriving on Blu-ray later this month. Below, we have an exclusive Miss Bala clip that will be available on the digital and Blu-ray releases, highlighting the action and stunt work Gina Rodriguez had to undertake for the film.

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miss bala review

To say Gina Rodriguez was born to be an action star would be a misnomer. Up until last year, Rodriguez was best known as the star of the satirical CW comedy Jane the Virgin, winning a Golden Globe for her infinitely charming performance as the plucky title character. But an action star is what Rodriguez seems destined to be, and that’s all right by me. The actress has taken to the character type like it was second nature, impressing last year as a gruff and damaged paramedic in Annihilation. It was the birth of an action star and Rodriguez has smartly doubled down on that to make her proper action movie debut with Miss Bala. However, while Rodriguez unsurprisingly gives a gripping performance in the lead role, the drug cartel crime thriller surrounding her doesn’t do her any favors.

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miss bala trailer

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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Miss Bala

The director behind ThirteenLords of Dogtown, and TwilightCatherine Hardwicke, is currently circling two projects. One of the projects being a remake of Miss Bala, the acclaimed 2011 Mexican film that was nominated for Best Foreign Picture. The current frontrunner to play the lead is Jane the Virgin star, Gina Rodriguez.

Below, learn more about the Miss Bala remake.

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One film to do supremely well at Cannes this year that we haven’t talked much about in the months since is Miss Bala. The Mexican film is about a beauty pageant contestant (Stephanie Sigman) who narrowly survives a massacre and is subsequently drawn into the drug-running Mexican underworld.

Reviews have pegged Miss Bala as a film that savagely depicts the drug wars that have ravaged parts of Mexico. At the same time, they praise the film’s complex scripting and characterization, which don’t reduce the participants to caricatures or simple outlines. It’s a film I was already excited to see, and after looking at the excellent trailer below my interest has increased significantly. Read More »