Jennifer Aniston & Dennis Quaid Lined Up for Adaptation of 'Switch'
A couple weeks ago, it was announced that John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) joined a film adaptation of Switch, an Elmore Leonard novel that features many of the same characters as Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. But even though Switch takes place 15 years prior to Rum Punch, the novel on which Jackie Brown is based, the movie is not exactly a prequel but another story in Elmore Leonard's fictional universe. Now more big names are in talks to join as Deadline reports Jennifer Aniston may star as a kidnapped wife with a vengeful streak and Dennis Quaid playing her sleazy husband. More below!
Dan Schechter wrote and will direct the film, which features Hawkes and Bey playing Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, ex-cons who kidnap Aniston's character and hold her hostage. But when her lowlife husband (Quaid) sees this as a way to get rid of his wife and refuses to pay the ransom, the criminals team up with the scorned wife to get all of his money. "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell recently joined the cast as a married country club member who witnesses the kidnapping, so this movie is shaping up to be excellent. I'm a huge fan of both Jackie Brown and "Justified," the Elmore Leonard television adaptation currently airing on FX, so I can't wait to return to the author's universe on the big screen.