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Babes That Kill

Female bounty hunters is the latest movie trend -- Charlize Theron and Keira Knightley are among the actresses who will play bounty hunters in upcoming films

Call it the Kill Bill effect. Perhaps inspired by Uma Thurman's Bride, it seems every young actress wants to play a badass gun for hire. In April, Charlize Theron signed to star as a bounty hunter in Jinx, based on the cult graphic novel. Now Reese Witherspoon's production company is developing Janet Evanovich's One for the Money, about a female bounty hunter tracking down a former flame.

But Keira Knightley has the jump on them both. In the currently shooting Domino, the King Arthur star plays Domino Harvey (daughter of real-life actor Laurence Harvey), who shunned life as a Ford model to become — all together now! — a bounty hunter. ''I thought it would be odd that there were female bounty hunters,'' says Knightley. ''But [in L.A. the percentage of women in the job] is higher than I thought. I guess it's just prejudice, really.'' At last, parity for bounty hunters at the box office!

Originally posted Dec 03, 2004 Published in issue #795 Dec 03, 2004 Order article reprints
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