A couple of weeks ago Owen Wilson signed up for a movie that’s a bit different to his usual comedy fare, agreeing to star in the dramatic thriller, The Coup, with Pierce Brosnan coming onboard a few days later. Now Variety reports that Mission: Impossible III actress Michelle Monaghan will star in the film too, playing Wilson’s wife.
The Coup is a thriller about an American family, headed by Owen Wilson and Michelle Monaghan, who move to Southeast Asia and finds themselves embroiled in a violent coup where rebels mercilessly attack the city. Brosnan will play a government operative who tries to help them.
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.