When your daughter has been kidnapped and thrown in the trunk of a taxi, you're gonna want Malin Akerman on your side. At least, that's what the producers of Medallion are thinking. THR is reporting that the blonde is in negotiations to star opposite Nicholas Cage in the action thriller. Cage is playing the father of the kidnapped girl, while Akerman will play his ex-girlfriend who helps him get her back.

Here's the twist - they're both retired thieves. So if you think that they're going to recover Cage's daughter without drawing upon some good ole' fashioned thievin' skills...then you just don't know movies very well.

Simon West will be directing, having worked with Cage before in his debut, a quirky little thinkpiece called Con Air. Filming starts in New Orleans in March, with no release dates specified just yet.