Stars replacing Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid in adaptation.
The cast of writer-director Dan Schechter’s ‘Switch’ is set to undergo a shakeup with Variety reporting that Will Forte (‘Nebraska,’ ’30 Rock’) and Tim Robbins (‘Green Lantern,’ ‘The Lucky Ones’) have signed on to replace Ty Burrell (‘Modern Family’) and Dennis Quaid (‘Vegas’) in the adaptation.
Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel of the same name, the film is a prequel of sorts to Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown,’ and sees John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) playing younger versions of Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson’s respective characters Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie.
Set 15 years before the events in ‘Jackie Brown,’ the crime drama follows career criminals Ordell and Louis as they team up to kidnap Mickey Dawson (played by Jennifer Aniston), the wife of a corrupt real estate developer (Robbins). When the lowlife husband refuses to pay the ransom for his wife’s return, the ex-cons are forced to rethink their plan, and the angry housewife uses the duo to get her revenge.
Forte will be taking the part of Marshall Taylor, a married country club member who harbours a crush on Mickey and spends most of the film in a moral dilemma after witnessing her kidnapping. As previously reported, Isla Fisher is also on board for a supporting role.