Whenever you hear about an action-heist script being shopped around you usually assume the likes of Mark Walhberg, Dwayne Johnson, or Jason Statham (ie. male action stars) will become involved. However, on this occasion Paramount is developing a heist project with both Zoe Saldana and Megan Fox in mind to lead.
According to Deadline a script called Swindle was chased by both Universal and Paramount, with the latter emerging victorious. Both Saldana and Fox will produce the movie alongside Michael De Luca (Moneyball), and the whole project emerged because both actresses thought it would be cool to work with each other (and knew males around the world would be lined up opening weekend).
The storyline is being kept under wraps, but it was written by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson. It could be a while before things get moving though as Saldana is currently shooting Star Trek 2 and will then shoot Blood Ties with director Guillaume Canet. She’s also in talks to join Christian Bale and Casey Affleck in Out of the Furnace, and then James Cameron will be requiring her for those Avatar sequels at some point.
After departing the Transformers franchise people assumed Megan Fox would disappear, but she’s been lining up a few comedies such as Friends With Kids which is out now and Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator which is due out in May. She’ll also be seen in Judd Apatow’s This Is Forty with Paul Rudd.
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