21 November 2013 3:50 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Director Neil Labute said it himself – it isn’t easy getting a movie made – but, should one of his impending projects get a green light, we could have a particularly unique action hero on the way – Melissa Leo.  The Toll is penned by newcomer Jane Henderson and tells the tale of a New Jersey tollbooth worker who winds up responsible for thwarting a terrorist attack threatening the entire east cost. That tollbooth worker? Not Jason Statham, Daniel Craig, Tom Cruise or some other familiar saves-the-day type. Should The Toll come to fruition, Leo would be the one to go head-to-head with the enemy. Hit the jump for more details. When asked about the status of The Toll during the press day for his upcoming film, Some Velvet Morning, Labute admitted: “That’s really just discussions. It’s a script that I thought was interesting. Melissa Leo, I’ve worked with her on stage. »

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