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The Coup To Star Brosnan Wilson & Monaghan

Rob Paris & Adam Ripp
Actor Pierce Brosnan will star alongside Owen Wilson in The Coup, with John Erick Dowdle directing from a script he co-wrote with his brother Drew Dowdle. Crime Scene Pictures' Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are financing and have teamed up with Steve Alexander and Drew Dowdle to produce. Steve Alexander said: "Having Pierce step into the role of a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative is the perfect compliment to Owen's everyman dilemma. We're thrilled to have him on board."

Just prior to Cannes actress Michelle Monaghan has joined Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan. The Dowdle brothers said: "Michelle is an exceptional actor who always brings a depth of compassion and warmth to her characters. She and Owen Wilson will be the kind of screen couple you just can't help but root for."

The Coup is a thriller centered on an American family that moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves entangled in a violent coup where rebels are attacking the city. Lensing is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2012.

Los Angeles based Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales with CAA representing the U.S. rights.

Crime Scene Pictures recently announced that they are producing Suspiria, based on Dario Argento's 1977 film of the same name with David Gordon Green attached to direct. The company is in pre-production on Everly, a thriller starring Kate Hudson with Joe Lynch directing from a Black List script by Yale Hannon on which Sierra / Affinity has limited territories available.

About Crime Scene Pictures
Formed in 2010, Crime Scene Pictures is backed by private equity from ArtPhyl and finances/produces 2-3 feature films per year. Gambit, a comedy written by Academy Award Winners Joel and Ethan Coen which stars Academy Award Winner Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci is in post-production to be released by CBS Films this fall.

About Sierra / Affinity LCC:
Sierra / Affinity is an independent film finance, production, and foreign sales company created in January 2011 from the combination of Sierra Pictures and Affinity International with the goal of delivering high-quality, commercially viable feature films for a global audience. Led by Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg, Sierra/Affinity capitalizes on the ever-evolving global film marketplace representing sales of third party films and commercial films designed to appeal to both the North American marketplace as well as top markets around the globe. In addition to representing sales of third party films, the company acts as the exclusive sales agent for films developed and produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, OddLot Entertainment, Bold Films and Sierra Pictures and its partner, Incentive Filmed Entertainment.

 
 
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