Heard, Meester to play 'Bandits' for helmer Manafort

Amber Heard (“The Rum Diary”) and Leighton Meester (“Date Night”) have boarded director Jess Manafort’s “The Uncatchable Cowgirl Bandits From Nottingham, Texas.”

Pic, written by Michael Tabb, is about a trio of high school girls who team up to fight a ruthless businessman who intends to buy out their local bank. They become outlaws by launching a series of bank raids.

Pic is produced by Paul Schiff (“Rushmore”), Tai Duncan (“The Air I Breathe”) and Katherine Brown.

ContentFilm International is handling worldwide rights.

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