EXCLUSIVE: Taron Egerton crime-thriller She Rides Shotgun quietly got underway last month with supporting cast set as Ana Sophia Heger (Life In Pieces), Rob Yang (Succession), John Carroll Lynch (Mindhunter), Odessa A’zion (Fresh Kills) and David Lyons (Truth Be Told).
Based on the novel by Jordan Harper and directed by Nick Rowland (Calm With Horses), pic is written by Harper with revisions by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (The Night House) and Rowland. Filming is expected to wrap later this month.
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The production synopsis reads: “After years in prison, Nate (Egerton) has made some dangerous enemies, including the powerful criminal gang he worked for on the inside. Desperate for a fresh start, Nate cuts ties with his old crew on his release from prison, but the gang retaliates by putting a hit on his family. Nate picks up Polly, the shy eleven-year-old daughter he hardly knows and goes on the run to keep her out of harm’s way. As they attempt to stay off the radar, it becomes clear that their enemies are relentless and won’t give up easily. Nate teaches Polly how to survive and watches her transform from a timid little girl into a force to be reckoned with. And Nate, in turn, learns what it is to love unconditionally as he bonds with his daughter and battles for their future.”
Fifth Season fully financed and produced the film alongside Brad Weston (Queen & Slim) and Collin Creighton (Okja) for Makeready, and Hiro Murai and Nate Matteson (The Bear) for Superfrog. Ken Kao and Josh Rosenbaum of Waypoint Entertainment (The Favourite) will executive-produce alongside Egerton.
Fifth Season and Range Media Partners are repping domestic sales, while Black Bear is repping international sales and will continue selling at the upcoming EFM.
Ana Sophia Heger is repped by A3 Artists Agency and Untamed Artists LA. Rob Yang is repped by Independent Artists Group, Untitled Entertainment and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich, Goodell & Gellman. John Carroll Lynch is repped by Suskin/Karshan Management and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Odessa A’zion is repped by UTA and Luber Roklin. David Lyons is repped by The Gersh, Anonymous Content, and United Management.
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