Over the past two years the beautiful and talented Zoe Saldana has become somewhat of an action superstar with roles in Avatar, Star Trek, and most recently The Losers. The actress is currently in negotiations to star in another hard-hitting film entitled Colombiana that will be produced by The Fifth Element director, Luc Besson.
Besson also co-wrote the script for the film, which will be directed by Oliver Megaton. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saldana will play a native of Bogota, who as a child witnessed her parents’ murder. She grows up to be a stone-cold assassin with the aid of her employer who happens to be her uncle. She’s a professional hit woman by day, but spends her personal time engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents’ death.
Colombiana is set in both Latin and North America and is expected to begin production sometime late this summer. Assuming the film wraps during the fall, maybe that will leave a few months open for the actress to work on the Star Trek sequel?
What do you think of the premise for Columbiana? Do you think Saldana is the right actress to play the role?