British actors Robert Pattinson and Carey Mulligan are planning to team up to star in the true crime drama Hold On to Me (previously known and Nancy & Danny), with director James Marsh (Man on Wire, Project Nim) on board to direct, according to Deadline.
The project is based on the true story of a young couple who decide to kidnap their town’s richest man and hold him for ransom. When they decide to bury him alive, their plan begins to fall apart. Robert Pattinson will play Jimmy, the woman’s longtime lover who is not involved in the crime. Mulligan is up to play Nancy, the women who gets into the kidnapping. The role of the man who gets into crime is yet to be cast.
Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace) wrote the screenplay. No production schedule was given, although the filmmakers will be seeking buyers at the American Film Market next month.