Oscar Winner Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) are starring in The Bayou, the story of a hitman (Oldman) who is determined to rescue a young woman from being sold by human traffickers, Deadline reports.
In the film, an aging mob hitman named Tickie Bordeaux (Oldman) is mentoring a dangerous young protege named Ceto (O’Brien) who lost his kid sister to the criminal underworld. They work for crime boss Emmeline, who operates out of a gentleman’s club in the French Quarter. When Ceto secretly spares a runaway named Billie, the girl follows Ceto and begs for his help, setting him on a violent collision course with his bosses.
Penned by Point Break writer W. Peter Iliff, Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury) is in talks to direct. Natalie Burn (interview) (The Expendables 3) is producing under her banner Born to Burn Films along with Rob Van Norden (Olympus Has Fallen). Trevor Short, Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Jeffery Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, and Doug Urbanski are executive producing.
During our recent interview with Burn she had this to say about The Bayou:
I’m really excited. We get to shoot this Summer in Louisianna. Peter Iliff wrote it, he also wrote ‘Point Break’. Its budget is much bigger than what I’ve done before. I’m working on it as both a producer and an actress. I’m just really proud that we’ll be shooting this summer.”
We will keep you posted as we learn more.