You can call it a casting coup. We hear that Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra, undoubtedly the two most sought-after actresses in B-town, are being considered for parallel roles in the Hindi remake of the 2003 Hollywood heist flick ‘The Italian Job’ that starred Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Jason Statham and Seth Green, among others.
As per reports, the film will also have Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Akshaye Khanna and Kunal Kapoor in the lead roles.
Talking about the film writer Rohit Jugraj said, “Though the producers and Abbas Mustan have bought the remake rights, we’ve changed the Hindi version of ‘The Italian Job’ considerably. For one, the stakes for the heist are much higher. The situations, fights and adventures are all different – and so are the characters.”
As per reliable sources the two divas are indeed on board. Confirming the news, Abbas (of Abbas Mustan) told a leading daily, “There are a lot of changes in the script. But in spirit our ‘The Italian Job’ will remain the same.
So far, we’ve not locked in the entire cast. But we’re definitely in serious talks with all the names (Katrina, Priyanka) you’ve mentioned. It’s a very big project and we need to get the biggest names in place before we start.”