Thesp to star opposite Nicolas Cage in 'Jumps'

“Mad Men” star January Jones has signed on for her second bigscreen role in a week.

The actress will star opposite Nicolas Cage in the dramatic thriller “Hungry Rabbit Jumps” for Endgame Entertainment. Roger Donaldson (“The Bank Job”) is directing.

Story centers on a man (Cage) who becomes entangled with an underground vigilante organization after his wife (Jones) is the victim of a brutal crime.

Endgame picked up Robert Tannen’s spec in 2008 for Tobey Maguire to topline. Maguire is producing the $30 million-budgeted film alongside Endgame’s James Stern and indie producer Ram Bergman. Maguire Entertainment’s Jenno Topping is exec producing.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in January in New Orleans.

Last week, Jones pacted to star opposite Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger in Dark Castle’s “Unknown White Male.”

She is repped by ICM and Mosaic.

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