Luke & Owen Wilson to star in prison comedy for Borat director Larry Charles
Luke and Owen Wilson haven't worked together in a movie since 2005's THE WENDELL BAKER STORY, but according to THR the brothers will star in a currently untitled prison comedy for director Larry Charles (BORAT, BRUNO). The film, which is being described as a broad comedy and was written by Luke Wilson and Buck Ritchey, will also co-star Martin Lawrence.
Luke will star as Howie Summers, "a man falsely accused of a bank robbery who, thanks to his criminally incompetent lawyer (Owen Wilson), finds himself serving a life sentence in prison. On the advice of his cellmate Slick (Lawrence), he finds a wife on the outside and marries the seemingly sweet, demure woman.When, shortly afterwards, Howie is exonerated, he suddenly finds himself married to a woman he barely knows."
Voltage Pictures is currently shopping the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, and filming is scheduled to begin on July 11th.
Luke Wilson has Mark Elijah Rosenberg's APPROACHING THE UNKNOWN out on June 3rd, while Owen can be seen next starring alongside Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig in Jared Hess' MASTERMINDS on September 30th, and Larry Charles recently finished production on ARMY OF ONE, an upcoming comedy that stars Nicolas Cage as "a civilian who sets off on his own to hunt down Osama Bin Laden."