Gina Rodriguez to star in Netflix’s live-action ‘Carmen Sandiego’ movie

Netflix will release a film adaptation of the famed “Carmen Sandiego” educational series in 2019, with “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez playing the titular globetrotting criminal.

Rodriguez will also produce the film through her I Can And I Will banner alongside Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser, with Andy Berman as executive producer. Rodriguez had already been signed by Netflix to play Carmen in an animated series that will also hit the streaming service next year.

Beginning as an educational computer series created in 1985, “Carmen Sandiego” exploded in popularity in the 90s with two PBS game shows and and animated series that combined to win eight Daytime Emmys and a Peabody Award.

Rodriguez most recently starred alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Garland’s sci-fi horror film “Annihilation,” and will star in Catherine Hardwicke’s remake of the Oscar-nominated Mexican drug drama “Miss Bala,” due out next year. She is repped by CAA, Karl Austen, and 42West.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Gina Rodriguez seen on location for 'Someone Great' in Washington Square Park on May 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 23: Actress Gina Rodriguez attends the CinemaCon 2018 Gala Opening Night Event: Sony Pictures Highlights its 2018 Summer and Beyond Films at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners,on April 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 14: Gina Rodriguez attends 'CBS Hosts The EYEspeak Summit' at Pacific Design Center on March 14, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez (R) and Joe LoCicero attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Actors Joe LoCicero, Mark Hamill and host Gina Rodriguez attend the Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for JumpLine)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Gina Rodriguez attends the 20th CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) - Arrivals on February 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actress Gina Rodriguez attends the Los Angeles premiere of 'Annihilation' at Regency Village Theatre on February 13, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: (L-R) Tuva Novotny, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, and Gina Rodriguez attend the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Annihilation' at Regency Village Theatre on February 13, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Gina Rodriguez arrives for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center on January 21, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Jean-Baptiste LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actress Gina Rodriguez arrives at a screening of 20th Century Fox's 'Ferdinand' at the Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 03: Gina Rodriguez arrives to the ACLU SoCal's Annual Bill of Rights dinner held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Gina Rodriguez attends the premiere of 'The Star' at Regency Village Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0777 -- Pictured: Actress Gina Rodriguez on November 27, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Gina Rodriguez is seen in NoHo on November 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, Actor Gina Rodriguez speaks onstage during 'One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief' at the Universal Studios Lot on October 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actress Gina Rodriguez arrives at the L.A. Dance Project's Annual Gala at L.A. Dance Project on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Joe Locicero, Gina Rodriguez arrives at the L.A. Dance Project's Annual Gala at L.A. Dance Project on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Gina Rodriguez attends the 27th Annual EMA Awards - Show at Barker Hangar on September 23, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Gina Rodriguez speaks onstage at the Environmental Media Association's 27th Annual EMA Awards at Barkar Hangar on September 23, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Gina Rodriguez arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Actress Gina Rodriguez attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations with 'Jane The Virgin' at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on May 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Actress Gina Rodriguez attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations with 'Jane The Virgin' at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on May 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Gina Rodriguez attends the 'Jane The Virgin' Screening during the Vulture Festival at Milk Studios on May 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Aurora Rose/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Gina Rodriguez at Stephen Colbert show on May 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Gina Rodriguez attends The CW Network's 2017 Upfront at The London Hotel on May 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The CW)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Gina Rodriguez attends the Ballet Hispanico 2017 Carnaval Gala at The Plaza Hotel on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actress Gina Rodriguez attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations with 'Jane The Virgin' at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on May 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Gina Rodriguez attends the 'Seed' Documentary Film Premiere at Violet Crown in Austin on March 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Actor Gina Rodriguez speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Gina Rodriguez arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Gina Rodriguez arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 04: Gina Rodriguez attends the 2nd Annual Moet Moment Film Festival and Kick Off of Golden Globes Week on January 4, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Gina Rodriguez visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 30, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
MARINA DEL REY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Gina Rodriguez arrives at the 1st Annual Marie Claire Young Women's Honors at the Marina del Rey Marriott on November 19, 2016 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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