Michael Vartan is coming on board Colombiana, says THR.com. The Luc Besson-produced actioner stars Zoe Saldana who, as a child, witnessed her parents’ murder
in Bogota. She grows up to become a hitwoman by day but in her personal
time engages in vigilante murders to lead her to her ultimate target:
the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths. 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 his frequent collaborator, Robert Mark Kamen (The Transporter, Taken); and Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3) is directing.
I’m not that surprised to see Vartan get the nod in this. For although he’s currently co-starring in HawthoRNe, and was one of the four main actors in the short-lived Big Shots, he’s been known to take the love interest (i.e. the male “chick”) role a time or two. Even though I liked his work as Vaughn in Alias, he was undeniably the chick in that show, as he was in another of his bigger roles, playing J.Lo’s fiance in Monster-In-Law.
Production on Colombiana begins in the fall for a Sept. 2, 2011 release.
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