According to Variety,
Emmy winner Kerry Washington is gearing up for a new adventure, set to star in and produce “Rockaway” for Netflix.
The feature film adaptation of Diane Cardwell’s memoir, “Rockaway: Surfing Headlong Into a New Life,” will be written by NAACP Image Award winner Nichelle Tramble Spellman (creator of Apple TV Plus’ “Truth Be Told”)..
In the movie, Washington plays a Manhattan-based journalist who unexpectedly discovers the transcendent power of surfing while on a routine assignment, and finds herself running from the comfortable life she’s always known toward a life of romance and self-discovery in eclectic Rockaway Beach.
Published in July 2020, “Rockaway: Surfing Headlong Into a New Life” tells the story of the Cardwell’s own reinvention as she discovered the world of surfing. The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt book was named one of the best adventure travel books of the year by Outside Magazine.
Congratulations to Kerry and we can’t wait. I know this will be good.