Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson to star in 'Die in a Gunfight'

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2017 05:27 IST

Washington D.C [USA], September 26 (ANI): 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' actress Kaya Scodelario and 'Hunger Games' actor Josh Hutcherson are set to star in film action-romance 'Die in a Gunfight' an update to Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' re-imagining.

'Die in a Gunfight' will be directed by Collin Schiffli, whose movie 'Animals' won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.

It will also star 'X-Men: Apocalypse' star Olivia Munn and Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The film follows two star-crossed lovers - Ben (Hutcherson) and Mary (Scodelario), who share an eagerness to break from the confines of their lives that fuels their passion for each other and leads to an all-out struggle for their love against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families.

Mark Gordon through his production company, The Mark Gordon Company, will produce alongside Tom Butterfield and Allyson Seeger. Sara Smith will be an executive producer.

The 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' screenwriters Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari penned the script.

The shooting of the movie is set to begin from next month in Boston.

On work front, Scodelario will next reprise her role as 'Teresa Agnes ' in the final installment of 'The Maze Runner' series, The Death Cure, while Hutcherson will soon be seen in James Franco's 'The Disaster Artist' and Seth Rogen's Hulu series 'Future Man.' (ANI)