We first reported on this project back in May, when Alex Pettyfer and Matthew Goode were in early talks to star. Now Karl Urban and Ben Barnes will star as a pair of car-thief brothers, who venture to the south of France to find more work, and end up getting in over their heads. Emilia Clarke is in talks for the female lead.
Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted) wrote the script, and will produce alongside Pierre Morel. Overdrive will be set in France, and the idea sprung from a trip the writers took to Marseilles, France in 2008. The scribes thought Marseilles was such a cinematic city, they wrote this crime thriller which utilizes various locations throughout the city.
Production is scheduled to begin October 29 in Marseilles.