‘The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed’, and Gina Rodriguez Wants to Stop Them
Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
Sometimes all you need is a memorable title to sell your project. Perfect example: Paramount just bought a comedy spec script called The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed, and it’s hard to argue with a title like that. The story follows a pair of marijuana growers who discover that aliens are on Earth, and are – you guessed – stealing our weed.
Variety has the scoop on The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed, a film that has a pretty great title that hopefully won’t be changed. The spec script comes from Ryan Firpo, writer of Marvel’s upcoming The Eternals, stars Gina Rodriguez, and “follows Candice (Rodriguez) and Izzy, two hapless pot growers who, after their entire crop of weed inexplicably goes missing, uncover an alien conspiracy to steal the planet’s marijuana supply.”
The tone of the script is being compared to Anchorman, Airplane!, and Blazing Saddles, and those are some mighty footsteps to follow in. Can Firpo’s script really be that damn good? I really don’t know. But I do know that any movie that’s called The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed has my immediate attention. That’s a top-notch title, folks, up there with Snakes on a Plane, Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies. , and of course, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. And sure, most of the movies on that list are kind of bad, but maybe The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed will be different. Anything can happen, folks!
In addition to starring, Rodriguez will also produce under her I Can and I Will banner. Rodriguez has a busy 2020, appearing in the Disney+ series Diary of a Future President (which she also executive produces), lending her voice to the animated Scoob!, and turning in a strong performance in Miranda July’s upcoming Kajillionaire.
No word on when The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed might start shooting, or when we’ll even see it. Hopefully, we’ll find out soon, so we can stop those aliens from stealing our weed before it’s too late.
Gina Rodriguez is set to star in the comedy The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed. Guess what it's about?
Gina Rodriguez to Star in Paramount Comedy ‘The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed’
Paramount bought the spec script from Ryan Firpo, who co-wrote ‘The Eternals’ for Marvel with his brother.
This is a story that has it all. Aliens. Weed. And Gina Rodriguez. I mean, sign me up! If I could end this article right here, I would, because really, what more needs to be said? But I’ve got a word count to hit, dammit, and you put in the effort to read this, so here goes nothing.
Rodriguez is attached to star in the Paramount comedy The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed from Ryan Firpo, who co-wrote The Eternals for Marvel with his brother, Kaz Firpo.
The story follows Candice (Rodriguez) and Izzy, two hapless pot growers whose entire crop of weed goes missing, which leads them to uncover an alien conspiracy to steal the planet’s marijuana supply.
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I remember wearing a “Take Me to Your Dealer” t-shirt in the 90s, and now that I think about it, it’s totally possible that those friendly aliens weren’t just looking to get high, they wanted to jack my dealer’s shit! Of course, I’m certainly eager to find out why the aliens in this movie want all that weed. Maybe they’re advanced enough to realize that if everyone on the planet smoked weed, there would be no war.
Variety broke the news, writing that Paramount executives felt the script fell in line with its hit comedies Anchorman, Airplane! and Blazing Saddles, and moved quickly to acquire it. Rodriguez will produce under her I Can and I Will banner alongside Kaz and Ryan Firpo’s company Badlands, while Molly Breeskin will executive produce through I Can and I Will.
Rodriguez recently said goodbye to her popular CW series Jane the Virgin and has been tackling more features of late, including Sony’s Miss Bala remake and the Netflix comedy Someone Great. She continues to voice the title character in Netflix’s animated Carmen Sandiego series, and she’s also set to star in the Netflix thriller Awake. Rodriguez is currently an executive producer on the Disney+ series Diary of a Future President, and she’ll soon be seen in Miranda July‘s comedy Kajillionaire.
Firpo wrote Marvel’s next cosmic comic book movie The Eternals, and co-wrote the WWII-era thriller Ruin with Kaz. Justin Kurzel is directing that film, which is slated to star Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts. For the latest on The Eternals, click here.
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Gina Rodriguez is attached to star in the Paramount comedy The Aliens Are Stealing Our Weed from Ryan Firpo, who co-wrote The Eternals for Marvel.