Rising indie filmmaker Lake Bell, who turned heads with her Sundance hit “In a World” which released this summer, is putting aside the writing and directing for her next film, joining Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan to star in thriller “The Coup,” according to THR.
John Erick Dowdle will direct the film which follows an American family living in Southeast Asia who get caught up in a violent revolution, forcing them to flee while being hunted by a murderous dictator. Bell will play a woman who seemingly has the perfect life but is not as happy as she should be. Don’t worry, even in a violent wartime setting, you can always manage to work in White People Problems somehow. The director also wrote the script with his brother Drew Dowdle. Filming begins on October 31st in Thailand.
Bell has had supporting roles in a plethora of films including “It’s Complicated” and “No Strings Attached,” and she’s a fixture on Comedey Central’s “Children’s Hospital.” She wrote, directed and starred in 2013 Sundance premiere “In a World,” for which she won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. She recently wrapped up filming on Disney sports drama “Million Dollar Arm” opposite Jon Hamm and Suraj Sharma.