Washington (ANI): Actress/supermodel Eva Mendes is set to star alongside Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht in upcoming flick 'The Spirit', to be directed by Frank Miller. The film written by Miller marks the start of a multipic pact under which Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment will co-finance and co-produce together, Variety magazine reports. The story revolves around a rookie cop who fakes his own death to fight crime from the shadows.
The film will begin shooting in October at New Mexico's Albuquerque Studios. Lionsgate has the domestic and U.K. rights of the film and has scheduled the film for a 2009 release. Odd Lot's Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker will produce along with Michael Uslan of Batfilm Prods while Batfilm co-founder Benjamin Melniker and Steve Maier will be exec producing.