Will Forte and Tim Robbins have joined the cast of writer/director Dan Schechter’s The Switch, based on the 1978 novel by Elmore Leonard. Variety has the news, saying that the actors will replace the previously-announced Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid, joining Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey and Isla Fisher.
The film will serve as a prequel of sorts to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, which was, in turn, based on Leonard’s own literary sequel, “Rum Punch.” The novel, simply called “Switch,” is officially described as follows:
Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara have lots in commontime in the same slammer, convictions for grand theft auto, and a plan for a big score. Theyre going to snatch the wife of a Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. They dont figure on a bum of a husband who has a secret mistress and no desire to get his wife back. Or on his crazy, beautiful broad of a housewife whos going to join Ordell and Louis in the slickest, saviest crime of all.
Forte recently appeared on the big screen in Rock of Ages and The Watch with Tim Robbins having starred in Green Lantern and the upcoming Thanks for Sharing.
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