Exclusive Media has come aboard to produce and finance the action/comedy Agent: Century 21 with Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro attached to star, it was announced today by Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen, Nigel Sinclair and Guy East. The film is written by Greg Brooker (Stuart Little) and will be directed by Adam Hashemi, who will make his feature film debut.
The film will be produced by Andrew Lazar of Mad Chance (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) and David Greenblatt (Battle: Los Angeles) with Shane Black (upcoming Iron Man 3) attached to executive produce.
Crushed by her recent divorce, Mary Kay Curly (Diaz) cannot catch a break. Desperate to protect the two most important things in her life, her kids and her real estate agent job, Mary Kay agrees to take on an unpleasant task for her boss that accidentally gets her kidnapped and tossed into the center of a Mexican drug war. Armed with little more than her maternal instincts and a streak of pure dumb luck, Mary Kay must overcome incredible odds and outsmart the FBI, various underground crime lords and an international terrorist organization- in time to make it home for dinner. The all-star film is set to start shooting in September 2012.
"Agent: Century 21 is an adrenaline-infused comedy which brings together two of the hottest stars in Hollywood. It's a dream combination and with our friend Andrew producing the film, it doesn't get much better than this," said Guy East and Nigel Sinclair.
Rick Yorn and CAA brokered the production and financing deal. Exclusive Media's Tobin Armbrust, President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions and Matt Jackson, Executive Vice President and Head of US Production, will be shepherding the production on behalf of the company.
Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution, will be selling international rights to the film at the upcoming Marché Du Film in Cannes. CAA is representing North American rights.