Megan Fox and Bruce Willis have signed on to join the cast of upcoming thriller, Midnight In The Switchgrass. Emile Hirsch is already on board the film, which will be longtime
producer Randall Emmett‘s directorial debut. Alan Horsnail has written the script.
Set in 2004, the film will follow an FBI agent and a Florida State officer – Fox and Hirsch, respectively – who team up to investigate a string of unsolved murder cases. Willis will play Fox’s FBI agent partner. The budget is set at around $15 million and shooting should begin in Puerto Rico next month.
After producing more than 100 movies with Emmett/Furla Films partner George Furla, including Best Picture Oscar nominee The Irishman, Emmett has finally gotten the chance to craft his own film. “Directing has been something that I’ve always known I would do having grown up in the theater and graduated from the School of Visual arts in film”, Emmett said in a statement.
“I am very excited for this challenge. Having an actor that I have a decade-long relationship with will make me feel right at home as I embark on this journey”. He and Hirsch have previously collaborated on Peter Berg‘s Lone Survivor and the upcoming action/thriller Force Of Nature, which Michael Polish is directing.
It’s always interesting when someone from another field gets the chance to direct a film. Obviously Emmett is no stranger to movies, but directing is a lot different from producing. It will be fascinating to see what he can use from his producing experience now that he’s at the helm of a film.
The film will be sold at the upcoming European Film Market.