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Zoe Saldana options rights to New Orleans-set mystery thriller Hell Or High Water

Dec. 8, 2012by: Jake Dee

Puerto-Dominican dynamo Zoe Saldana (below) and her sister Cisley have optioned a new mysterious thriller called HELL OR HIGH WATER for their own Saldana Productions. No telling if Zoe will star, but the project, based on Joy Castro's debut novel, has all the intrigue and ambience of an AITH sleeper. Peep it...

HELL ON HIGH WATER centers on:

Nola Céspedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, who finally catches a break: an assignment to write her first full-length feature. While investigating her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in the French Quarter. As Nola’s work leads her into a violent criminal underworld, she’s forced to face disturbing truths from her own past and is confronted with the question: In the aftermath of devastation, who is responsible for rebuilding what's been broken?

Vividly rendered in razor-sharp prose, this haunting thriller is a riveting journey of trust betrayed—and the courageous struggle to rebuild. Fast-paced, atmospheric, and with a knockout twist, Hell or High Water features an unforgettable heroine as fascinating and multilayered as New Orleans itself.

I love New Orleans set genre flicks. Love em! Who directs will be of paramount importance, as usual, but on the page we could have some weird MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL shite. However, word is the parties are now deciding whether the material is best suited for a feature or a mini-series. Which sounds better to you?

HELL OR HIGH WATER will be jointly produced by Jane Startz Productions and Bernal’s Spellbound Entertainment.

Extra Tidbit: You have a favorite Zoe performance?
Source: Deadline

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