The 38-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican American actress will star in Hummingbird, the action thriller to be directed by Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerström from a Black List script by John McClain.
The story centers on a female black-ops assassin (Saldaña) whose latest mark forces her to confront her true identity.
Kryler and Akerström teamed to helm the cinematic content for Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 1 video game, and their trailer has 58 million views on YouTube.
Fundamental Films picked up rights to Hummingbird in October. The company will finance and produce with Broken Road Productions.