Apple Studios has emerged victorious in a bidding war for “Two For The Money,” a hot package that has attached Oscar-winner Charlize Theron and ex-007 Daniel Craig. Justin Lin, who oversaw several “Fast & Furious” films, is set to direct and produce. Love and larceny is in the air; Theron and Craig will play career thieves whose relationship spans the course of three big jobs.
The film is based on an original idea by Lin and Dan Mazeau (“Fast X”) and will be developed and produced 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.
Theron worked with Lin on “Fast X.” Her credits include her Oscar-winning turn in “Monster,” as well as her Academy Award-nominated roles in “Bombshell” and “North Country.” She also starred in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Atomic Blonde.” Craig appeared as James Bond in five films, ending his run with “No Time to Die.” He also stars in the “Knives Out” franchise and is set to star in Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming film, “Queer.”
“Two For The Money” is the latest high-profit move by Apple, which is backing Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon.” Upcoming films for the studio include the spy thriller “Argylle,” starring Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose and Samuel L. Jackson; “The Instigators” with Matt Damon and Casey Affleck, directed by Doug Liman; an upcoming Jon Watts thriller starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt; and an untitled Formula 1 feature film starring Pitt from director Joseph Kosinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. It’s a sign that Apple is willing to use its financial resources to make a splash as it breaks into Hollywood.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the Apple deal.