Hot off her well-reviewed directorial debut “In a World … ,” Lake Bell has signed on to join Owen Wilson in Bold Films’ action-thriller “The Coup,” an individual familiar with the long-gestating project has told TheWrap.
John Erick Dowdle (“Devil”) is directing from a script he wrote with brother Drew Dowdle.
Pierce Brosnan co-stars in the movie, which follows an American family who find themselves caught in the middle of a violent revolution in Southeast Asia. They’re forced to fight for their survival when a rebel leader begins hunting them.
Drew Dowdle is producing with Bold’s Michel Litvak and David Lancaster. Gary Michael Walters is executive producing. Bold Films is financing “The Coup,” which finally starts production at the end of the month in Thailand.
Bell wrote, directed, produced and starred in “In a World … ,” a charming indie comedy that won the screenwriting award at Sundance earlier this year. She’s currently developing a follow-up feature titled “What’s the Point?”
As an actress, Bell will soon be seen alongside Jon Hamm in Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” She’s repped by UTA and the Burstein Company.