First Still Images of Zoe Saldana in Colombiana from Luc Besson
11.20.10 by BJSprecher
After starring in three big action-packed ensemble movies—Star Trek, Avatar and The Losers—actress Zoe Saldana finally gets the spotlight all to herself as the lead in Colombiana, a new assassin movie from the mind of Luc Besson, the man who helped redefine assassin movies with The Professional in 1994, turning 13-year-old Natalie Portman into a star in the process. In Columbiana, which was co-written and produced by Besson, and directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3), Saldana plays Cataleya Restrepo, a professional killer working for her mobster uncle in Chicago whose sole desire in life is to return to Bogota, Colombia, to exact revenge upon Don Luis, the drug lord who murdered her parents when she was a child. The movie is currently in post-production, aimed at a September 2011 release, but you can get your first look at the tough-as-nails Saldana in a series of "first look" still images, courtesy of LatinoReview.