Michelle Rodriguez's upcoming film won't be in theaters until 2017, but it's already getting backlash.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Wednesday that Rodriguez will star in "Tomboy," a thriller that centers around an assassin becoming victim to gender-reassignment surgery.
A description for the film reads:
The script, written by Hill from a story by Denis Hamill, centers on an ace assassin who is double-crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as "The Doctor," who turns him into a woman. The hitman (now a hitwoman) sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie, who also has secrets.
GLAAD is not happy about the premise of the movie and says it could be a setback for the transgender community.
"We haven't read the script, but it's disappointing to see filmmakers turning what is a life-saving medical procedure for transgender people into a sensationalisti
"Tomboy" is set to start filming Nov. 9 in Vancouver, according to Deadline.com.
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