For fans of Sicario, here’s another thriller entangling a reluctant woman in the drug trade south of the border. Gerardo Naranjo’s 2011 film took a few liberties with the true story of a Mexican beauty queen who vanished, only to turn up months later as a member of a narco gang; in this English-language remake, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez assays the title role. As Gloria, she begins the film horrified by the brutality all around her, but she shocks herself with how quickly she gets acclimated to this new lifestyle. There’s a little bit of The Godfather in the way she convinces herself to wield power for her own sake, and then allows herself to be consumed by it.
Here’s what’s known about Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out: it is a “social-horror thriller,” which means nothing, and it stars Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss, which arguably means everything. They’re joined by an eclectic lineup including Tim Heidecker, Winston Duke, and Anna Diop in a film shrouded in mystery, and hotly anticipated nonetheless. Peele showed serious skill as a director, screenwriter, and cultural critic in Get Out, and the real test will be whether he can pull it all off again.