We reported a few weeks back that 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.
It looks as though Michelle Monaghan – who should be given a Congressional Medal of Honor for her work in Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang – will be joining previously announced stars Owen Wilson (The Haunting, The Royal Tenenbaums) and Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, “Bag of Bones”). Per Deadline, “Monaghan will play Wilson’s wife in the action thriller.”
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.”
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.