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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