It’s been announced that Owen Wilson will star in The Coup, which John Erick Dowdle (Devil, Quarantine) will direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew. Filming will begin in October in Southeast Asia.
The Coup is a thriller about an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves embroiled in a violent coup where rebels mercilessly attack the city. It’s certainly something a little different for Owen, who rarely steps outside project with a comedic edge.
The movie is being backed by Crime Scene Pictures, the same company that recently announced they are remaking Suspiria, based on Dario Argento’s 1977 film of the same name, with David Gordon Green attached to direct. (Source: Deadline)