Spanish actress Ana de Armas is currently in talks to star in Overdrive – an action thriller to be produced by Pierre Morel, the director of Taken.
Scott Eastwood has signed on to the project to play one of two car thieves who journey to the South of France in search of new opportunities. However, things don’t go too smoothly, and they wind up crossing paths with the local crime boss.
The storyline is the work of scriptwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Hass, who are also serving as producers. The project, to be directed by Antonio Negret, is scheduled to start production this November in Marseilles. Negret previously helmed the Jim Caviezel starrer, Transit, in which a family battle bank robbers determined to retrieve loot secretly hidden in the family’s car.
De Armas will soon be seen as one of two femme fatales in the upcoming Knock Knock, starring Keanu Reeves. Director Eli Roth’s thriller concerns a devoted husband and father (Reeves) who, after letting two apparently stranded women into his house, becomes embroiled in a dangerous and potentially deadly game of cat and mouse.