*Paramount Pictures has acquired the action-heist spec script “Swindle,” which will be developed by “Moneyball” producer Michael De Luca as a star vehicle for Zoe Saldana and Megan Fox.
The storyline is being kept under wraps but the spec sold after both Universal and Paramount chased it, reports Deadline.com. The project came out of a desire by Fox and Saldana to do a movie together. The actresses will also join De Luca as producers.
Saldana is currently shooting the J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Trek” sequel and will next star in the Guillaume Canet-directed “Blood Ties,” opposite Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, and Marion Cotillard. She starred with Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons in “The Words,” which sold at Sundance to CBS Films.
As previously reported, Saldana is currently in negotiations to star opposite Christian Bale and Casey Affleck in “Out of the Furnace,” which Scott Cooper is attached to direct at Relativity Media.