Uma Thurman for American Ultra
Uma Thurman looks set to sign up for American Ultra.
The Nymphomaniac actress is in talks to play a government worker in the action comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog.
American Ultra follows Phoebe (Kristen), the girlfriend of a drug addict, Mike (Jesse), who she lives with in a small sleepy town.
Their lives take a dramatic turn when Mike's past comes back to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.
Uma is tipped to play a government worker who spearheaded a secret programme to create sleeper warriors. Now that someone wants to kill her creation "she will fight back like a momma bear protecting her cub".
Nima Nourizadeh will direct.