Cannes 2012: Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid's Untitled Elmore Leonard Adaptation Heads to Market

Jennifer Aniston Dennis Quaid - H 2012
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Jennifer Aniston Dennis Quaid - H 2012

Based on "The Switch," also the name a 2010 Aniston vehicle, the project is being written and directed by Daniel Schechter.

Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid are set to star in a film adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch that Hyde Park International will be offering to buyers at the Cannes Film Market.

Daniel Schechter, whose film Supporting Characters just played the Tribeca Film Festival, has written the adaptation and will direct the currently untitled project. (The film is not related to the 2010 Aniston vehicle also titled The Switch.) Also set to star are Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), John Hawkes and Ty Burrell.

Aniston will play a naive housewife, whose husband (Quaid) has embezzled millions of dollars. Hawkes and Bey will appear as criminals who kidnap Aniston’s character and hold her for ransom only to discover that her husband doesn’t want her back.

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman will produce for the Gotham Group alongside Michael Siegel. James Garavente, Leonard, Aniston and Aleen Keshishian will serve as executive producers.

The project is one of several titles that Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park will offer in Cannes. Others include Midnight Sun, from director Hugh Hudson; Adult World, starring Emma Roberts, Evan Peters and John Cusack; and Sunlight Jr., starring Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon and Norman Reedus.