Blunt and “Homeland” star Friend last appeared alongside one another in the 2009 docudrama “The Young Victoria.”
Bron Studios and Fortitude International are co-financing in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance. Fortitude is launching sales at AFM. CAA is handling domestic sales.
Friend wrote the script and will produce alongside Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios and Margot Hand. Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum and Creative Wealth’s Jason Cloth are exec producing.
Shooting is set to start in the spring.
The film centers on a grifter who’s stuck in a rut and meets a woman who might change everything. They embark on a road trip adventure of con-artistry, disguise, lies and love while pursued by a Confederate newspaper mogul.
Rupert replaced the late Paul Walker in “Hitman: Agent 47” and Blunt will next be seen in Disney’s “Into the Woods.”