24 April 2012 11:11 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Early in his career, Owen Wilson flirted with a few action-oriented pics like Behind Enemy Lines, Shanghai Noon, and I Spy.  Now it appears the actor fancies a return to the genre, as it was announced today that Wilson will star in the action drama The Coup.  The tone of the film is described as being akin to Taken (as is every other action drama in development these days), and centers on an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves “embroiled in a violent coup where rebels mercilessly attack the city.”  Hit the jump for more. Wilson will play the father in the film, which is based on a script by Drew and John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine).  John will direct The Coup, making the film his follow-up to 2010’s Devil.  He also directed the 2008 thriller Quarantine which he co-wrote with his brother. Wilson has certainly grown as »

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