Zoe Saldana is in talks to star in the Olivier Megaton-directed drama Columbiana, which Luc Besson is producing under his Europa Corp.

According to Heat Vision, Columbiana is written by Besson and Robert Mark Kamen and is set in Latin America and the U.S.

Saldana would play a young woman who, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents' death.

The project begins production in late summer.