Hot off his tag team with Rachel McAdams in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson continues to add to his resume as he has just joined the John Erick Dowdle-directed thriller The Coup. His role will be that of a father in an American family that moves to Southeast Asia where they find themselves in the midst of a violent coup. The actor is best known for his comedic offerings, but he does have a few action credits from a while ago which makes his casting a bit more legitimate.
This is the second time in a month that Wilson made the entertainment news cycle as he was recently cast in Interns which is a comedy that will serve to reunite him with his Wedding Crashers co-star Vince Vaughn. In that particular film, the pair will play laid off employees who opt to start all over by interning at tech firms. While not nearly as appealing as the topic of crashing weddings, big things are expected for the comedy as it has been gestating for some time now.
Needless to say, both offerings are still a while off, but Owen Wilson will definitely return to the big screen next year as he is attached to two films set to release in 2013. The first is the cryogenic’s comedy Freezing People Is Easy alongside Kristen Wiig and Paul Rudd while the other is Matthew Weiner’s directorial debut You Are Here which stars Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler.