Magazine article Screen International

Wilson, Brosnan Begin 'The Coup' Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Wilson, Brosnan Begin 'The Coup' Shoot

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Principal photography has commenced on thriller, directed by John Erick Dowdle.

The Coup commenced principal photography in Thailand yesterday (Oct 31).

The action thriller, directed by John Erick Dowdle, centres on an American family living in Southeast Asia who find themselves caught in the middle of a military uprising.

Owen Wilson and Lake Bell play the American husband and wife, while Pierce Brosnan takes the role of a heroic government operative.

Dowdle co-wrote the script with his brother, Drew Dowdle.

Bold Films is financing, with Drew Dowdle, Michel Litvak and David Lancaster producing.

Lancaster previously worked in Thailand on Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling.

The shoot is being facilitated by Thai-based production company Living Films, whose Thailand-set Hollywood projects include The Hangover 2. Living Films founder Chris Lowenstein is co-producer on the project.

He said: "The producers of the The Coup had a wide choice of countries in which they could have based this production. …

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