Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson and more join Die in a Gunfight
Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner films, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games franchise, The Kids are All Right, Future Man), Olivia Munn (The Predator, X-Men Apocalypse) and Oscar winner Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets, Twister) will star together in the action romance Die in a Gunfight – an electrifying update to one of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo & Juliet. Collin Schiffli will direct the film. He earned critical recognition for his film Animals, taking home the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.
Die in a Gunfight tells the story of two star-crossed lovers – Ben (Hutcherson) and Mary (Scodelario). The two share an eagerness to break from the confines of their lives that fuels their passion for each other and leads to an all-out struggle for their love against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families. Full of invigorating, raw emotion and colorful, larger-than-life characters, Die in a Gunfight shows that true love conquers all… but if it can’t, it’ll at least ensure you go out swinging, in spectacular fashion.
Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (writers of Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp) wrote the Die in a Gunfight screenplay. Teaming to produce the movie are Tom Butterfield (Welcome to Me, An Actor Prepares), Academy Award nominee Mark Gordon (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Murder on the Orient Express) through his production company, The Mark Gordon Company, and Allyson Seeger (The Hollars, Jack Ryan) of Sunday Night. Sara Smith of Mark Gordon Company will be an executive producer.
“We are delighted to assemble a top tier cast and creative team to bring this vibrant and passionate film to life. Showcasing exhilarating action and timeless emotional themes, ‘Die in a Gunfight’ will surely resonate with audiences around the world,” said Gordon.
Principal photography will begin next month in Boston.
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