After news broke that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke would be at the helm of the Heathen film adaptation, famous fans of the series have started appealing to the director for a casting opportunity. Yesterday Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Stephanie Beatriz tweeted a reply to IndieWire after they announced Hardwicke signing onto the film based on the successful Vault Comics series.

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Beatriz is best known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz on the popular NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine as well as roles in other television shows and independent films. This year it was also announced that she will be appearing in the film adaptation of Broadway show The Heights.

Heathen was created, written, and drawn by Natasha Alterici (with letters by Rachel Deering). The story centers on warrior Aydis, an outcast gay woman born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women. Her focus is to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.

In addition to being selected by the Young Adult Library Service Association for its 2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list, the series began a second story arc this summer with issue #7 with Ashley Woods (Ladycastle, Tomb Raider) on art.

As for the film, the script is in the hands of writer Kerry Williamson and will be produced by Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans as well as Prime Universe Film’s Adrian Askarieh and F.J. DeSanto. Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Vault CEO Damian Wassel will executive produce.

Since Hardwicke’s announcement, casting rumors and news will probably soon follow. We’ll see if Beatriz’s plea gets answered. To read the comic series the movie is based on, head over to Vault’s website. The first four issues have been collected in a trade paperback with issues #5 and #6 currently available in reprints. The seventh issue is on sale now, with future installments in the works.


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