Deadline is reporting that Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo will star in Joe Carnahan’s action-thriller Copshop.
Copshop is set in a small-town police station that becomes the unlikely battleground between a professional hitman, a smart female rookie cop, and a double-crossing con man who seeks refuge behind bars with no place left to run.
Gerard Butler (whose recent credits include Angel Has Fallen and Greenland) will be playing the role of the hitman, while Frank Grillo (whose recent credits include Hell On The Border and Billions) will be playing the role of the con man. Casting is underway for the female lead.
The original screenplay was written by Kurt McLeod, based on a story by McLeod and Mark Williams, with Joe Carnahan writing the most recent draft. Mark Williams and Tai Duncan of Zero Gravity Management will be producing the film alongside Warren Goz and Eric Gold of Sculptor Media, Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel of G-BASE Productions, and Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo of WarParty Films. James Masciello, Matthew Sidari and Tom Ortenberg will serve as executive producers for Open Road.
Principal photography is scheduled to commence in October, with the film set to shoot in Georgia and New Mexico. Open Road Films will release the film in the U.S, with STX releasing in the UK and Ireland, while STXinternational will be shopping the project to potential buyers in overseas markets virtually at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.