According to Deadline, Wilson is set to star in “The Coup,” a thriller set in Southeast Asia, which centers on an overseas American family threatened by rebels when they attack their city. Wilson will play the father in the film, forced to protect his family at all costs, and undoubtedly well-versed in some form of government-issued special training to aid him. John Erick Dowdle, last seen directing horrors-within-cramped-spaces in “Quarantine” and “Devil,” will expand his playground by helming this film, from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle.
Crime Scene Pictures' Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and producing the picture with Dowdle, pulling double-duty by handling David Gordon Green's “Suspiria” remake as well currently. The project seems an exciting challenge for Wilson, as he's rarely been the stand-alone lead looking for vengeance in a film before. Those behind the project are obviously looking for a “Taken”-type action revival for the star, which seems unlikely, but we're willing to be surprised.
“The Coup” is set to go before cameras in October.