Switch, based on Elmore Leonard’s prequel to Jackie Brown, has been in the works for quite a while, and it seems that the lengthy development has caused some casting changes. Variety reports that Isla Fisher is now in negotiations to star in the film, although Dennis Quaid has apparently had to drop out due to his TV series Vegas getting a full season pick-up.
The story is set 15 years before the events in Jackie Brown, with Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes) teaming up to kidnap the wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a Detroit real estate developer (who was supposed to be played by Quaid). Their plan goes awry when the husband refuses to pay up, forcing the duo to rethink their options. Ty Burrell is set to be a witness to the kidnapping. Fisher will be Melanie, a role played by Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown.
Daniel Schechter is directing from his own screenplay, adapted from Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel.