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Michelle Monaghan joins Owen Wilson for The Coup

The Heartbreak Kid

Story by Jack Foley

MICHELLE Monaghan has joined Owen Wilson on action thriller The Coup.

To be directed by John Erick Dowdle – the filmmaker behind Devil and Quarantine – the film will follow an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves embroiled in a violent coup when rebels mercilessly attack the city.

Monaghan will play Wilson’s wife, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pierce Brosnan is also on board, although it hasn’t been specified what his role will be.

The film, which has been adapted from a script that Dowdle co-wrote with his brother, Drew, is due to go in front of the cameras in October.

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