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Diaz, Del Toro set for ‘Agent: Century 21’

Pic is directed by Danish helmer Adam Hashemi

Cameron Diaz and Benicio del Toro have boarded action-laffer “Agent: Century 21,” which Exclusive Media is producing and financing and will unveil to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week.

Pic is directed by Danish helmer Adam Hashemi, who makes his feature film debut, and is produced by Andrew Lazar of Mad Chance, whose credits include “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.”

David Greenblatt (“Battle Los Angeles”) also produces while Shane Black, the scribe behind the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and writer-director of “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” exec produces the pic.

Story, penned by Greg Brooker (“Stuart Little”), sees Diaz play a woman who works in real estate and is dejected from her recent divorce. Feeling that she can’t catch a break, she agrees to take on an unpleasant task for her boss which leads to her getting kidnapped and tossed into the center of a Mexican drug war.

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Del Toro plays the Cartel boss who takes pity on her and gives her a chance to save her life by sending her on an impossible mission to avenge the death of his son.

Exclusive Media are already shopping the pic to select foreign buyers and will officially unleash the project on the Croisette next week.

Rick Yorn and CAA brokered the production and financing deal. Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, prexy of worldwide production and acquisition and Matt Jackson, exec vice prexy and head of U.S. production will be shepherding the production on behalf of the company.

Exclusive will be selling foreign rights for the pic while CAA is repping North American rights.

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