Bad Robot’s female-driven action film is finally moving forward.
HN Entertainment has confirmed that the Bad Robot produced action flick Lou starring I, Tonya Oscar-winner Allison Janney will begin shooting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on May 11th and is expected to wrap production on July 2nd.
The project would seemingly give Janney a chance to channel her inner Liam Neeson.
Lou had been previously set to shoot last spring.
The film will be directed by Anna Foerster (Underworld: Blood Wars) with a script from Maggie Cohn and Jack Stanely.
The script, by Maggie Cohn with revision by Jack Stanley, follows a young woman and her landlord, Lou, who team up to track down the former’s child after the girl is kidnapped by the woman’s estranged husband. The story has been described as being a tonal mix of Thelma and Louis andTaken.
Janney will play the landlord, a hard-shelled and rule-breaking woman that has unexpectedly impressive tracking abilities, among other skill sets.
Lou was previously set up at Paramount but is now in turnaround, with Bad Robot raising financing to make the movie independently. A spring 2019 start is being eyed.
Netflix had wrangled the distribution rights to the project last year as we reported after Paramount dropped-out.
Bad Robot recently landed a $250 million deal with WarnerMedia.
A release date for Lou hasn’t been made official.