She is set to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the story following the BP oil rig spill that killed eleven people in 2010, becoming the largest offshore oil spill in the history of the United States.
Rodriguez is set to the play the female lead with her role as a communications officer on the rig.
The film is based on the New York Times article Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul.
The film will be a major step to the big screen for Rodriguez, who currently stars in the hit series Jane The Virgin on the CW. She has won a Golden Globe for her work on the series. She had previously worked on a number of short films.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer