Michelle Monaghan (Source Code, Gone Baby Gone) has joined Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris, Wedding Crashers) and Pierce Brosnan (The Thomas Crown Affair, GoldenEye) in The Coup, a thriller centered on an American family which moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves entangled in a violent coup with merciless rebels attacking the city. John Erick Dowdle (Devil; Quarantine) will direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle.
Monaghan will play Wilson’s wife, Annie, in the action thriller, which is scheduled to begin production in October.
The Dowdle brothers said: “Michelle is an exceptional actor who always brings a depth of compassion and warmth to her characters. She and Owen Wilson will be the kind of screen couple you just can't help but root for.”
Crime Scene Pictures’ Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed up with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle to produce.