Karl Urban and Ben Barnes to jack cars in Overdrive
Karl Urban (STAR TREK) and Ben Barnes (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA) have been cast to star in director Antonio Negret's OVERDRIVE as car-thief brothers.
GAME OF THRONES star Emilia Clarke is currently in negotiations for the female lead. The film was written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (WANTED, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS) and will be set in France. Born from an idea the writers had when they visited the country in 2008 as part of a Hollywood outreach program, they felt that Marseilles was an incredibly cinematic location, and the perfect place for a crime story.
Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Goode and Garrett Hedlund were previously attached to the roles at various points during development, so this definitely the highest-profile cast they've considered.
Filming will begin Saturday in Marseilles.