Netflix has optioned Isabella Maldonado’s The Cipher to adapt into a feature film starring Jennifer Lopez.
In the novel, FBI agent Nina Guerrero (Lopez) finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online corresponding to recent murders in order to lure her into a cat and mouse chase.
Award-winning author Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before writing crime fiction. A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina in her department to attain the rank of captain, she commanded the Special Investigations and Forensics Division before retiring after twenty-two years on the force.
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Producers for the Netflix film include Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas and Benny Medina. Executive Producers are Liza Fleissig, Ginger Harris-Dontzin, Isabella Maldonado and Catherine Hagedorn.