Eva Mendes (Ghost Rider) has signed to star in Cleaner, a thriller from Millennium Films and Anonymous Content being directed by Renny Harlin, says The Hollywood Reporter. Also signed on is Christa Campbell, joining a cast toplined by Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris and Keke Palmer. Production began Monday in Louisiana.
Written by Matthew Aldrich, the story centers on a former cop (Jackson) who makes his living cleaning up crime scenes. After cleaning a murder site, he discovers that the crime was never reported to the police and that he has unwittingly covered up a homicide.
Mendes will play the widow of the slain man who turns to Jackson for help. Campbell will be a coach to Jackson’s daughter (Palmer).
The film is produced by Jackson, Avi Lerner, Michael P. Flannigan, Lati Grobman, Alix Madigan and Steve Golin. Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Joe Gatta, Eli Selden, Paul Green and Julie Yorn are executive producing.