Megan Fox (Transformers) and Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) are teaming up for Paramount’s action-heist flick, ‘Swindle’. Boys, pick your jaws up off the floor.
In what is either a shrewd marketing ploy or the worst exploitation of the male psyche since the McRib was invented, Paramount has paired salt-and-pepper bombshells Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana in the upcoming action-heist pic, Swindle.
The film was born out of a spec script by Scott Wilson and Enzo Mileti, which became the object of a competition between Universal and Paramount, with the latter stuido ultimately walking away with the prize. The film is being produced by Michael De Luca, who helped usher last year’s Moneyball from boring-sounding baseball stats movie to critically-acclaimed Oscar nominee for Best Picture. Deadline reports that both Saldana and Fox have been looking for a project to star in together, and the pair will produce Swindle alongside De Luca, in addition to filling out the leads.
The script details are being kept secret, but based on the category (“action-heist”) and the two gorgeous leading actresses, one can only assume it will be a flick about two gorgeous babes working on either or both sides of the law, involved in a heist of some kind. The girls will presumably have to use a combination of brains and beauty in their chase for the prize. At first impression, I’m thinking something like Set It Off meets the stylistic flair of Ocean’s Eleven.