According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terrence Howard and Neil Jordan are mustering the courage to take on The Brave One. Howard is set to star opposite Jodie Foster in the revenge thriller, while Jordan is in negotiations to direct the film. Joel Silver is producing for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Foster is set as the title character, a woman who recovers from a brutal attack and sets out on a dark, psychological and physical journey for revenge and justice. Howard will play a cop who has a tough choice to make. Cynthia Mort did the most recent rewrite on the project, which initially was a spec written by father-and-son team Bruce and Roderick Taylor. Michael Seitzman (North Country) also did a rewrite.