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Charlize Theron and Daniel Craig to Star in ‘Two for the Money’

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(Left) Charlize Theron in 2017's 'Atomic Blonde.' (Right) Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc on the set of 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.' Photo: Courtesy of John Wilson/Netflix © 2022.

(Left) Charlize Theron in 2017’s ‘Atomic Blonde.’ (Right) Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc on the set of ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.’ Photo: Courtesy of John Wilson/Netflix © 2022.

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  • Charlize Theron and Daniel Craig are on for new heist pic ‘Two for the Money’.
  • ‘Fast & Furious’ veteran director Justin Lin is making the movie.
  • Apple has landed the rights to the new project.

It’s clearly the week for big star projects to start looking for homes. We already have Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale aboard a spy story, and now comes word that Charlize Theron and Daniel Craig are aboard heist thriller ‘Two for the Money’.

And the genesis for this one comes from an unlikely place: ‘Fast X’. Because it was an idea that writer/director Justin Lin hatched with his co-writer on the movie, Dan Mazeau.

Theron, who returned as the villainous Cipher for the film, liked the concept and pitched that Craig should co-star.

Lin, of course, left ‘Fast X’ after roughly a week’s shooting, citing creative differences. Which means he’s had time to focus on getting this one ready.

Related Article: Director Justin Lin Departs ‘Fast X’ Shortly After Filming Begins

What’s the story of ‘Two for the Money’?

Vin Diesel and director Justin Lin

(L to R) Vin Diesel and director Justin Lin on the set of ‘Fast Five.’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, the plot is being kept in a vault. But the story reportedly follows the evolution of a relationship between two career thieves, to be played by Theron and Craig, over the course of three big jobs.

Theron was apparently impressed by the snappy dialogue between the two main characters, which invoked feelings of classic romantic comedies such as ‘His Girl Friday’.

Which company has bought the new movie?

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' coming soon to Apple TV+.

(L to R) Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ coming soon to Apple TV+.

Apple secured the rights for this one, representing the company continuing its mission to land big projects following the likes of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and ‘Napoleon’, which have both been in theaters and are in the awards race.

It’ll follow that with Matthew Vaughn’s new spy action thriller ‘Argylle’ and an untitled Formula 1 racing movie that is in production now starring Brad Pitt, with ‘Top Gun: Maverick’s Joseph Kosinski directing.

What’s next for the cast and crew?

Charlize Theron leads a band of seemingly immortal soldiers in the Netflix Original 'The Old Guard.'

Charlize Theron leads a band of seemingly immortal soldiers in the Netflix Original ‘The Old Guard.’

Theron will be back as her long-lived warrior character for ‘The Old Guard 2’, due out on Netflix in 2024, and has a variety of projects she’s working on as a producer.

Craig, last seen in Rian Johnson’s ‘Glass Onion’, is starring in Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of William S. Burroughs’ novel ‘Queer’ and will reunite with Johnson for his next mystery film, returning as quirky sleuth Benoit Blanc.

Mazeau, meanwhile, wrote upcoming Netflix fantasy adventure ‘Damsel’, which has Millie Bobby Brown starring as a princess who must battle a dragon.

When will ‘Two for the Money’ be on screens?

Apple has yet to decide on a release strategy for the new movie, which doesn’t yet have a date to kick off shooting.

Daniel Craig in 'No Time To Die.'

James Bond (Daniel Craig) prepares to shoot in ‘No Time To Die,’ a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Nicola Dove. © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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