*”Avatar” star Zoe Saldana is in early talks to topline “Columbiana,” a Luc Besson-produced drama set in Latin America and the U.S. Saldana

The actress would play a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents’ death.

The project is slated for late-summer start with Olivier Megaton (“Transporter 3”) directing, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In addition to starring in the mega-blockbusters “Avatar” and “Star Trek,” Saldana’s other recent credits include “The Losers” and “Death at a Funeral.” She next stars in Screen Gems’ “Takers.”