America Ferrera is making her feature directorial debut!
An adaptation of the Erika L. Sánchez‘s novel, the movie will center on Julia Reyes, the teenage daughter of first generation Mexican immigrants who often clashes with her traditional parents and her sister Olga, who fits the model of the perfect Mexican daughter.
When Olga is killed in an accident, it is rebellious Julia who must hold the family together.
“Years ago, I fell in love with Erika L. Sánchez’s stunning novel,” America shared in a statement on the movie. “The depth, wit and searing intelligence of her writing, and her young Latina heroine, struck me to my core and left me wanting so much more.”
Previously, America got behind the camera on two episodes of Superstore, which is ending this spring.
Just before 2021 arrived, America reflected on her 2020 in a social media post. See why she’s grateful for it here…