Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro Plan Agent: Century 21


Exclusive Media has announced today that they will produce and finance Agent: Century 21, an action comedy with Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro attached to star. The film is written by Greg Brooker (Stuart Little) and will mark the feature film debut of Adam Hashemi.

The film will be produced by Andrew Lazar of Mad Chance (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) and David Greenblatt (Battle: Los Angeles) with Shane Black (Iron Man 3) attached to executive produce.

Crushed by her recent divorce, Mary Kay Curly (Diaz) cannot catch a break. Desperate to protect the two most important things in her life, her kids and her real estate agent job, Mary Kay agrees to take on an unpleasant task for her boss that accidentally gets her kidnapped and tossed into the center of a Mexican drug war. Armed with little more than her maternal instincts and a streak of pure dumb luck, Mary Kay must overcome incredible odds and outsmart the FBI, various underground crime lords and an international terrorist organization- in time to make it home for dinner.

“’Agent: Century 21′ is an adrenaline-infused comedy which brings together two of the hottest stars in Hollywood,” said Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media. “It’s a dream combination and with our friend Andrew producing the film, it doesn’t get much better than this.”

Diaz recently appeared in Bad Teacher and The Green Hornet and will soon be back on the big screen in What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

Del Toro, meanwhile, will soon be starring in Oliver Stone’s Savages. He’s also now in pre-production on Martin Scorsese’s Silence, opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Gael Garcia Bernal.

Both actors appeared together in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (though Diaz’s role was essentially a cameo) and the pair were, in 2010, said to be attached to An Ex to Grind at 20th Century Fox. The current state of that project is unknown.

Though 21 will be his first theatrical release, Hashemi has directed across all media including short films, music videos and commercials in his fast-rising and versatile career. His first music video made the MTV “Top 10” in Europe and his short sci-fi film “Covac” was screened in various film festivals in Europe and the US. He has made award-winning commercials for major companies including Coca Cola, Nissan, Sony Ericsson, Carlsberg Sport and Volkswagen. He won a Yellow Pencil Award at the 2011 D&AD Awards for his public awareness campaign for RRSF and most recently has directed music videos for popular Danish bands, Mew and Oh No Ono.

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