Apple Original Films has won a bidding war for "Two for the Money", a heist thriller package to star Academy Award winner Charlize Theron and former Bond franchise star Daniel Craig.
The "Fast & Furious" franchise helmer Justin Lin is directing from a script based on an original idea by the filmmaker and his Fast X co-writer Dan Mazeau.
Lin also serves director and produce for the pic.
"Two for the Money" stars Theron and Craig as career thieves whose relationship spans the course of three big jobs.
Pic is being developed by Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment, Theron’s Denver & Delilah banner, and Jeff Kirschebaum and Joe Roth’s RK Films, with Apple Studios serving as the studio.
The producers are Theron for Denver & Delilah, Lin for Perfect Storm, and Kirschenbaum and Roth produce for RK Films.
The project comes following Lin’s work, not only with Mazeau, but also with Theron and RK Films on Fast X, which the former also produced, even if he wound up exiting as director, with Louis Leterrier signing on.
Most recently seen in Netflix’s fantasy pic "The School for Good and Evil", Marvel’s "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness", and "F9: The Fast Saga", in addition to the aforementioned tenth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Theron also stars in and produced "The Old Guard 2", Netflix’s forthcoming sequel to her hit 2020 action pic.
After ending his run as James Bond with "No Time to Die", Craig has been seen reprising his role as detective Benoit Blanc in "Glass Onion", Rian Johnson’s Oscar-nominated sequel to the acclaimed Netflix whodunit Knives Out. He is also attached to star in a threequel in that franchise.