Zoë Saldaña is looking to bring a mystery novel to life…
Saldaña has teamed up with producers Jane Startz and Aida Bernal to option the mystery thriller Hell or High Water.
The 34-year-old half-Puerto Rican & half-Dominican American actress and her sister Cisley’s Saldaña Productions will work with Jane Startz Productions and Bernal’s Spellbound Entertainment to bring the novel to the screen.
The companies are currently trying to figure out whether Joy Castro‘s debut novel will be made into a feature or a television series.
Hell or High Water follows New Orleans reporter Nola Céspedes as she is dragged into the city’s post-Katrina underworld on the trail of what she thinks will be her big scoop. The novel was released July 17 by Thomas Dunne Books and was named one of the best books of 2012 by The Kirkus Review.
Saldaña is starring in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek Into Darkness, which will be released on May 17, 2013.
She’ll next be seen alongside Clive Owen in Blood Ties, directed by Guillaume Canet.