John Erick Dowdle and his brother Drew, best known as the duo behind The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine and M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil, are finally in pre-production on their foreign thriller The Coup.
While the full casting has yet to be revealed, Bloody has learned that Owen Wilson (The Haunting, Anaconda) is in talks to star.
Crime Scene Pictures’ (Suspiria) Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed up with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle to produce. Rizal Risjad and Philip Elway will executive produce. Filming will begin in October in Southeast Asia. Sierra/Affinity will be handling international sales while CAA is representing the U.S. rights.
The pic is an intense thriller “Centered on an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves embroiled in a violent coup where rebels mercilessly attack the city.”
The Dowdles have been working on getting this made since was being released back in 2008.