Actress Lake Bell has signed on to star in the upcoming action-thriller The Coup, alongside Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan.

The story centers on an American family living in Southeast Asia who get caught in the middle of a violent military uprising. Lake Bell is playing Annie Dwyer, a beloved woman who appears to have the perfect family life, although she questions her own happiness, at times.

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John Erick Dowdle (Devil, Quarantine) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Drew Dowdle. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster are producing for Bold Films, which is providing financing. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales, with production scheduled to begin in Thailand October 31.

Lake Bell made her directorial debut this summer with In a World..., which she also wrote, produced and starred in. She recently wrapped production on Million Dollar Arm, and also stars in the Adult Swim series Childrens' Hospital.