A new action film project was recently announced that a lot of fans are sure to get excited about. Gerard Butler (Angel Has Fallen) and Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) are set to star in a Joe Carnahan-directed action thriller titled Copshop.
Carnahan is the filmmaker behind the action films Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team, The Grey, and Stretch. I’ve enjoyed his action films and bringing together Butler and Grillo to star in this next one is pretty awesome! They’ll make a great onscreen duo!
In Copshop, “a small-town police station becomes the unlikely battleground between a professional hitman (Butler), a smart rookie female cop, and a double-crossing con man (Grillo) who seeks refuge behind bars with no place left to run.”
The project is set up at Open Road Films and STX and they are currently in the process of casting the female lead. Grillo and Carnahan said in a statement:
“WarParty is beyond excited to be teaming with Raven, Open Road, STX and G-BASE on Copshop. We feel that this is a movie that can play big globally but be made sensibly and we are always looking for this type of ‘elevated genre’ where the writing really drives the action and the drama. We also couldn’t be happier to have someone with the box-office power of Gerard Butler as our partner in crime on this film.”
Producer Tom Ortenberg added:
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Joe Carnahan for the fifth time and Frank Grillo has been a good luck charm for Open Road since its inception, having been featured in Joe’s film The Grey, End of Watch and Homefront. Putting Joe and Frank together with one of the biggest action stars in the world in Gerard Butler in Joe’s exciting script for Copshop is a recipe for a big theatrical hit.”
The original script for the film came from Kurt McLeod and it’s based on an original story that he came up with with Mark Williams. Carnahan wrote the most recent draft. Principal photography is set to start in October with the film slated to shoot in Georgia and New Mexico.