Will Forte and Tim Robbins SWITCH with Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid

     January 8, 2013


Though we previously reported Dennis Quaid and Ty Burrell as starring in Dan Schechter’s untitled adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel, The Switch, it looks like they’re out and Will Forte and Tim Robbins are in.  The story occurs 15 years before the events of Jackie Brown, with Yassin Bey and John Hawkes starring as career criminals Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara (the same characters played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro).  The picture also stars Jennifer Aniston and Isla Fisher.  Hit the jump to see how Forte and Robbins fit in.

Variety reportselmore-leonard-the-switch that Robbins will replace Quaid in the picture as a corrupt real estate developer who refuses to give in to the ransom demands when the criminals abduct his wife, Mickey (Aniston).  Forte will play Marshall Taylor, a country club member with an adulterous attraction to Mickey who lands in a moral quandary after witnessing her kidnapping.

Here’s the synopsis from Leonard’s novel, The Switch (via Amazon):

Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they’re out, they’re joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they didn’t figure the lowlife husband wouldn’t want his lady back. So it’s time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing — with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who’s hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.

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