Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro are attached to lead the action-comedy Agent: Century 21. Diaz will play a real estate agent and recent divorcee who ends up getting kidnapped and thrown into the middle of a Mexican drug war. She must then use her “maternal instincts and a streak of pure dumb luck” to make it back home. Action-comedies are well within Diaz’ wheelhouse, but it’s a nice change of pace for Del Toro, who has mostly stuck to dramas and thrillers. Greg Brooker (Stuart Little) wrote the script, and Adam Hashemi will make his feature directing debut.
Hit the jump for the press release. Diaz will next be seen in What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Gambit. A couple days ago we reported that she had signed on to co-star in Ridley Scott‘s drama The Counselor. As for Del Toro, he’ll be seen in theaters later this summer in Oliver Stone‘s Savages.
EXCLUSIVE MEDIA TO PRODUCE AND FINANCE
‘AGENT: CENTURY 21’
CAMERON DIAZ AND BENICIO DEL TORO TO STAR
Los Angeles, CA (May 10, 2012) – Exclusive Media has come aboard to produce and finance the action/comedy AGENT: CENTURY 21 with Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro attached to star, it was announced today by Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen, Nigel Sinclair and Guy East. The film is written by Greg Brooker (STUART LITTLE) and will be directed by Adam Hashemi, who will make his feature film debut.
The film will be produced by Andrew Lazar of Mad Chance (CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND) and David Greenblatt (BATTLE LOS ANGELES) with Shane Black (upcoming IRON MAN 3) attached to executive produce.
Crushed by her recent divorce, Mary Kay Curly (Diaz) cannot catch a break. Desperate to protect the two most important things in her life, her kids and her real estate agent job, Mary Kay agrees to take on an unpleasant task for her boss that accidentally gets her kidnapped and tossed into the center of a Mexican drug war. Armed with little more than her maternal instincts and a streak of pure dumb luck, Mary Kay must overcome incredible odds and outsmart the FBI, various underground crime lords and an international terrorist organization- in time to make it home for dinner. The all – star film is set to start shooting in September 2012.
“AGENT: CENTURY 21 is an adrenaline-infused comedy which brings together two of the hottest stars in Hollywood. It’s a dream combination and with our friend Andrew producing the film, it doesn’t get much better than this,” said Guy East and Nigel Sinclair.