Actors Karl Urban and Ben Barnes have signed on to star in Overdrive for director Antonio Negret (Seconds Apart) and producer Pierre Morel (Taken), according to Variety. News of the movie first came back in May, when Alex Pettyfer and Matthew Goode were in early talks to star.
However it seems they’re now out and Karl Urban and Ben Barnes are in as a pair of car-thief brothers, who venture to the south of France to find more work, and end up getting in over their heads. Emilia Clarke is in talks for the female lead. Expect plenty of pretty French vistas, as the screenwriters apparently wrote the movie after visiting Marseilles deciding the city and the area around were so cinematic, they needed to create a movie to show it off.
Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted) wrote the script, and will produce alongside Taken director Pierre Morel. Production is scheduled to begin October 29 in Marseilles, with a release planned for sometime next year.
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