Eva Mendes will star in action-thriller “Curve” for Neal H. Moritz and Benderspink.Project’s penned by Jamie Vanderbilt (“Zodiac”) and Kimberly Johnson. Moritz and Original’s Toby Jaffe are producing with Benderspink toppers Chris Bender and JC Spink. Mendes and producing partner George Augusto will exec produce with Benderspink’s Mason Novick. Mandate Pictures is handling foreign sales for “Curve,” which is on the company’s Cannes slate. Story centers on a young woman’s struggle to survive when she finds herself at the mercy of a psychopathic killer after taking a detour into the backwoods of a remote area outside New York City.