Natalie Martinez is negotiations to star as the romantic lead opposite Jason Statham in Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Death Race” says Reuters.
Universal Pictures’ remake of the Roger Corman cult classic sees Statham as a prisoner in a near future America who is coerced into being a driver in a road rally to the death. He soon becomes a crowd favorite called Frankenstein.
Martinez will play Case, a woman who is assigned to be Statham’s navigator and ends up assisting him in his plan to escape the prison. She joins a cast that includes Joan Allen, Ian McShane and Tyrese Gibson.
Shooting is scheduled to start this month in Montreal.