Zoe Saldana has signed on to action thriller Hummingbird.
The 38-year-old actress will play the lead role in the film, which will be directed by Markus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom.
The movie follows the story of a black-ops assassin who is forced her to confront her real identity after being assigned her next mark.
The film – which was written by John McClain – will be fully financed by Fundamental Films, who will produce the movie alongside Broken Road Productions. Mark Gao, Gregory Ouanhon and Todd Garner will produce whilst Gary Glushon and Jeremy Stein will executive produce as well as Zoe who will do so under her production company Cinestar Pictures, Variety reports.
And there is no doubt the Guardians of the Galaxy star will bring her two-year-old twins Cy and Bowie – who she has with her husband Marco Perego – with her on set as she previously admitted she thinks it would be “unforgivable” if she left her children behind when she travelled for work.
She said: “I’ve always believed in the power of having people around you who support you and make you better. We shift tasks around so Marco and I can have time together. Our [life coach] is teaching us to find a way to live a high quality life so we can afford to be rested. It’s very stressful. But it would be more taxing on my heart if I left them behind. My husband can’t do it either. It’s unforgivable. Once they start school, that takes precedence. But for now, where I go, they go.”
And Zoe will be hoping her lead role in the action film will serve as an inspiration to young girls.
Speaking about the importance of being a role model to women, she shared: “I feel I have a greater chance of setting an example for young women when I do movies [that take place] in the future because I’m less likely to be boxed in. I’m not playing someone’s girlfriend. I can be tougher. The future represents hope. I look at the films I love so much, like the beautiful Jane Austen adaptations, but someone like me doesn’t exist in those narratives – at least not in a way that I would want to be a part of. Honestly, it makes me sad. I think about how someone like me would have been treated.”