Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid are in talks to join the cast of “The Switch” reports Deadline.
Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, the story follows two ex-cons (John C. Hawkes and Yasiin Bey) who kidnap and ransom the wife (Aniston) of a crooked real estate developer (Quaid).
Said husband refuses to pay the ransom as he sees it as an opportunity to get rid of his wife. The kidnappers then team up with her to get all of her husband’s money.
The ex-con characters are the younger versions of those played by Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown”. Despite involving the same characters, this isn’t a ‘Jackie’ prequel.
Dan Schechter directs from a script he adapted. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Michael Siegel and Leonard are producing.