By Daily Mail Reporter
It’s not often a woman lands the leading role in an action movie.
But Zoe Saldana brings something no hunky male star ever could to her new film Colombiana – her sex appeal.
In skin tight outfits that display her curves the actress gives a new edge to the stereotypical role of a cold blooded assassin.
Vartan, who once dated Jennifer Garner, plays Saldana’s boyfriend – an artist with no idea what she does for a living.
In another scene she deliberately crashes her car into a police car, pretending to be drunk, in order to break into a police station where she commits a murder.
Saldana, who found world-wide fame with her role in Avatar, is transformed in the movie.
Colombiana was co-written and directed by Luc Besson, whose action films Leon, The Fifth Element and Taken have all been huge hits.
The plot centers around Saldana’s character, who as an eight-year-old is seen witnessing her parents’ brutal murder in Bogota.
The sweet-faced schoolgirl vows to take revenge and goes to her hitman uncle, who trains her to work with him.
Fast forward a few years and she is living in America, where she continues to work for her uncle, but in her personal time engages in vigilante murders to lead her to her ultimate target – the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths.
The film opens in cinemas on August 26.