Rachel Bilson is a star on the rise, she’s cute and finding leading roles all over. She recently starred opposite Zach Braff in The Last Kiss and has now signed on to star as the female lead in Jumper opposite Hayden Christensen for Regency Enterprises and 20th Century Fox and director Doug Liman.
Bilson takes over the role from Teresa Palmer, who dropped out when the role was reconceived as a 25-year-old woman rather than a 20-year-old.
The sci-fic adventure pic also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Bell and is actually planned as a trilogy. Based on the 1992 Steven Gould novel, Jumper follows a young man from a broken home who discovers he has the ability to teleport. In his quest for the man he believes responsible for the death of his mother, he draws the attention of the National Security Agency and another young man with the same abilities.
David Goyer adapted the screenplay, which was rewritten by Jim Uhls and Simon Kinberg. Filming is currently underway in Toronto.