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Foster, Howard to star in Neil Jordan film

March 27, 2006 at 10:58 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- "Inside Man" fixer Jodie Foster says her next project will be Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan's thriller, "The Brave One."

"It will be shot in New York and it's starring Terrence Howard," Foster told reporters in New York recently.

Asked if it will be the type of art-house film for which Jordan has earned accolades in the past, Foster replied: "No, surprisingly.

"I have to say, this is my new recipe. I like taking mainstream movies that I feel have a real heart to them -- but (are still) mainstream genre movies -- and having extremely talented directors from a different walk of life approach them. So, like Spike Lee doing a bank heist movie is exciting to me or Neil Jordan, who is known for quirky, gender-bending Irish movies, doing something that is a real mainstream thriller, is like having the best of both worlds."

Slated to start shooting this spring, "The Brave One" will be Jordan's first film since his 2005 "Breakfast on Pluto."

"It's kind of about a vigilante, somebody who has been the victim of a crime and who can't quite get over it and then finds herself mowing people down," Foster said.

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