It look’s like Zoe Saldana, Star Trek’s new Uhura, is once again going to up her action quotient. The actress who recently appeared in The Losers is in talks to star as an assassin in Columbiana, a new action film produced by Luc Besson.
Stone cold killer Saldana – the next Angelina?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saldana is in early negotiations to star in Columbiana, an action film produced and co-written by Luc Besson (Transporter series, Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita). Set in Latin America, Columbiana is about a woman who, after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child, grows up to become a "stone-cold assassin". In between hits, she hunts for the mobsters who killed her parents.
Saldana, who as a child used to dress up as Ripley from Alien and Sarah Connor from The Terminator, seems determined to become the next action movie heroine. She followed her role in Avatar with the action film The Losers. In her interview with TrekMovie last November, the actress said that she wanted to "kick some ass" in a fight scene in the Star Trek sequel, and more recently she has revealed that JJ Abrams has agreed to give her that fight scene. All this action has EW asking “is she the next Angelina Jolie.”
Saldana in "The Losers" – the next action movie star?
Saldana will next be seen in the heist film The Takers, which comes out August 20th. More info at whoarethetakers.com, and here is the trailer.