From mingling with powerful Manhattan millionaires to wrangling up a bull or two, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is set to star in Amazon’s new Mockumentary Rodeo Queens. The announcement comes after a long bidding war between multiple industry players for development rights.
While not much has been discussed about the plot, the series is said to follow the competition between an ensemble cast of women all competing for the title of Rodeo Queen.
Christy Hall (I’m Not Okay with This) created the show and is set to become the show-runner. Other Executive Producers include Ro Donnelly, Elise Eliis, and Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein is also set to direct. Since her days on Portlandia, the comedic actress and singer of Sleater Kinney has racked up an impressive number of directing credits. She has directed episodes of A.P. Bio, Shrill, Casual, Idiotsitter, and Mrs. Fletcher. Additionally, the project has gotten the green-light to open up a writers room, following the pick up from Amazon Studios.
Johnson’s involvement in the project marks a return to television for the film actress. She previously stared in the FOX comedy series Ben and Kate; however, she will not only be acting in the series. Johnson will also serve as an Executive Producer through her production company Tea Time.
Apart from this project, Hall is also working on adapting Stephen King’s psychological horror novel, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, into a film. The project is produced by Roadshow Pictures.