The Jackie Brown prequel Switch is having a bit of a Switch of its own, as actors Will Forte and Tim Robbins have signed up to replace Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid in the movie, who’ve had to step away due to scheduling issues, according to Variety.
The film, based on Elmore Leonard’s novel, is set 15 years before the events in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, following Louis Gara (John Hawkes) and Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey) who join forces to kidnap Mickey (Jennifer Aniston) , the wife of a real estate magnate (Tim Robbins). Their plan goes awry when the husband refuses to pay the ransom, leading Mickey to use her abductors for revenge.
Will Forte is set to play Marshall Taylor, a member of Mickey’s country club who witnesses the kidnapping and has a serious crush on Mickey. Isla Fisher is also onboard to play a younger version of Melanie, originally played by Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown.
Daniel Schechter is directing from his own adapted screenplay. Production is scheduled to begin next month.