Dan Schechter‘s yet untitled project based on Elmore Leonard’s novel is getting bigger! Currently known as Switch, this crime drama already stars Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey and Isla Fisher, and now comes the word that Will Forte and Tim Robbins are jumping in to replace previously attached Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid. That sounds pretty cool, don’t you think?
Written and directed by Dan Schechter, the movie will actually serve as a prequel to Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. In other words, Hawkes and Bey will star as younger versions of Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie (played by De Niro and Jackson in Tarantino’s film).
The movie is set 15 years before the events in Jackie Brown, and will center on career criminals Ordell and Louis as they team up to kidnap Mickey Dawson, the wife of a corrupt real estate developer.
Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara have lots in common—time in the same slammer, convictions for grand theft auto, and a plan for a big score. They’re going to snatch the wife of a Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. They don’t figure on a bum of a husband who has a secret mistress and no desire to get his wife back. Or on his crazy, beautiful broad of a housewife who’s going to join Ordell and Louis in the slickest, saviest crime of all.
As for the above mentioned cast, Jennifer Aniston is on board to play Mickey Dawson, Tim Robbins will play her husband, while Forte is on board to play Marshall Taylor, described as a married country club member who harbors a crush on Mickey and spends most of the film in a moral dilemma after witnessing her kidnapping.
Production on Switch should start next month.