EXCLUSIVE: Ashok Amritraj continues to bulk up his Cannes sales roster and will introduce Untitled Elmore Leonard Project to star Jennifer Aniston, Dennis Quaid, John Hawkes and Ty Burrell. 

Daniel Schechter is lined up to direct from his adapted screenplay of the Leonard novel The Switch – not to be confused with the unrelated 2010 rom-com of the same name that starred Aniston and Jason Bateman

The story centres on two jailbird friends serving time for grand theft auto who plot to kidnap the wife of an embezzler once they are released. However their plan falls foul when it emerges that the target does not want his wife back.

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman will produce for The Gotham Group with Michael Siegel. Leonard serves as executive producer alongside Aniston, James Garavente and Aleen Kashishian.

Hyde Park International’s portfolio includes the inspirational drama Sunlight Jr with Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon which is in post, Hugh Hudson’s Midnight Sun and Scott Coffey’s comedy Adult World starring Emma Roberts, Evan Peters and John Cusack.