Jena Malone is finding her way into genre work more and more, as Deadline reports that the Sucker Punch star is set to lead the upcoming LA noir thriller The Go-Getters. On the project, she’ll be joining Joe Mantegna, as well as relatively unknown brothers JT and Damon Alexander.
Michael C. Martin has written and will serve as (debut) director of the crime drama, which tells the story of “two lifelong criminals who maneuver through the shady underbelly of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption.” Having scripted the Antoine Fuqua drama Brooklyn‘s Finest back in 2010, he seems to be familiar with the crime/drama realm of screenwriting.
As for Malone, she’ll be playing a “struggling actress who gets caught up in a heist planned by two underworld brothers.” Although her career has taken a more indie route over the years, she’s been keeping pretty busy with various work nonetheless, most recently on the hit TV miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. Interestingly enough, Malone starred in a 2007 movie titled The Go-Getter, opposite Zooey Deschanel. I have a feeling these projects are pretty different in both style and genre but, hey, a fun little note never hurt.
Does The Go-Getters sound appealing to you?