Michael Vartan (“Hawthorne,” “Alias”) will star opposite Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) in Colombiana, produced and co-written by Luc Besson and directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3.
Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents’ death.
Vartan will play Saldana’s boyfriend, an artist with no idea what she does for a living who is her only link to normalcy.
Besson wrote the script with Robert Mark Kamen; the pair previously teamed to pen Taken, The Transporter and The Fifth Element.
Production will begin in late summer in Chicago, New Orleans and Mexico City. The action thriller is set to be released September 2, 2011.