1 May 2012 5:05 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Owen Wilson is getting his action on with James Bond, as Variety reports a new cast addition to the thriller The Coup. From Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle, the brothers behind behind Quarantine (aka [Rec] remake) and M. Night Shyamalan-produced Devil, the action drama follows “an American family in their new overseas home soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape while rebels mercilessly attack the city.”

Joining the cast is Pierce Brosnan, who will play “a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative” who is described as “the perfect compliment to Owen’s everyman dilemma.” The actor’s last great performance was in Roman Polanski‘s The Ghost Writer and judging from these directors, I  can’t imagine this will be anything more than a good time, but it’s nice to get back to the action game after »

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