In a devious effort to get every teenage boy in America to buy a ticket to a movie, Paramount is teaming the fairly good-looking Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana up for the action-heist pic Swindle. Deadline reports that the studio acquired the spec script for Moneyball and The Social Network producer Michael De Luca to develop as a star vehicle for Fox and Saldana. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, but apparently the film came about when Fox and Saldana decided they wanted to do a movie together. Both Paramount and Universal pursued the spec script, by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson, and Fox and Saldana will serve as producers on the project.
Hopefully the film has a decidedly badass quality to it, as it’d be nice to see a female-fronted action film with strong characters. Post-Transformers, Fox has stretched her acting chops with varied projects like Jennifer’s Body and the comedy Friends with Kids. She also stars in Judd Apatow’s next directorial effort, This is Forty. As for Saldana, she’s currently shooting the Star Trek sequel but she recently starred opposite Bradley Cooper in the drama The Words and is in talks to star opposite Christian Bale in the revenge pic Out of the Furnace.