LOS ANGELES, CA - Owen Wilson and Ed Helms are
set to star in Alcon
Entertainment's BASTARDS, the Justin Malen-written comedy being directed by veteran cinematographer Larry Sher (The Hangover movies) in his directorial debut, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
Principal photography is set to start in September in Atlanta. The film will be released by Warner Bros. via Alcon's output deal.
Alcon is financing BASTARDS and producing with Montecito Picture Company, whose Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Ali Bell will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Chris Fenton and Chris Coles are executive producing.
Wilson and Helms will play two brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young, which they later discover to be a lie, prompting the brothers to set out to find their real father and discover more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.
Wilson will next be seen in Relativity's Jared Hess-directed heist comedy Mastermind starring alongside Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Zach Galifianakis as well as in Peter Bogdanovich's first film in 14 years, She's Funny That Way, starring opposite Jennifer Aniston for Clarius Entertainment.
Helms will next be seen in National Lampoon's Vacation reboot starring as Rusty Griswold opposite Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann and franchise mainstays Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo for release by Warner Bros. in July. The Hangover star will also be seen this year in Love the Coopers starring alongside Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Anthony Mackie.
Wilson is repped by UTA.
Helms is repped by UTA and Principato-Young Entertainment.
ABOUT ALCON ENTERTAINMENT
Co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded Alcon Entertainment in 1997 with partner Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx. Warner Bros. distributes Alcon's motion pictures via the companies' long-term output distribution agreement.
Alcon has financed and produced, and/or co-financed/produced 29 films to date, including My Dog Skip, the Academy Award nominated Best Picture The Blind Side, which earned Sandra Bullock a Best Actress Oscar; The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; Insomnia, starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank and directed by Chris Nolan; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; P.S. I Love You, starring Hilary Swank; the critically acclaimed Prisoners, a dramatic thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard and Paul Dano, and the family hit Dolphin Tale 2, a sequel to its original starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson. Alcon is currently in post production on Point Break, a reimagining of the classic action movie filming on four continents starring Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, and Ray Winstone.
Alcon Television Group recently produced a four-hour mini-series documentary for HBO about the life and times of Frank Sinatra, directed Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney; and the upcoming new series The Expanse, a space thriller for Syfy Network.