Woody Harrelson & Owen Wilson To Star In Crime Thriller ‘Lips Like Sugar’ Set During 1984 Olympics

Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson have been cast in thriller Lips Like Sugar, which will be directed by Grammy winner Brantley Gutierrez and has been written by Anthony Tambakis (Warrior).

Set during the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and loosely based on a true story, the film is a coming-of-age thriller set against the backdrop of the punk and skate worlds of West LA.

As a new friendship between two teenage girls unfolds and city officials focus on the Olympics, the lives of two former detectives become intertwined when one of the girls goes missing.

XYZ Films is executive producing and handling worldwide sales. Oscar nominee Will Butler (Her) will compose the score, with production to begin later this year.

Harrelson last seen in this year’s sports comedy-drama Champions, while he’s currently finishing up work on drama Suncoast alongside Laura Linney, and is filming 1960s space race film Project Artemis and British survival thriller Last Breath.

He also starred in HBO’s satirical political drama White House Plumbers this year.

Wilson was just seen in indie drama Paint, a quasi-biopic of Bob Ross. He’ll next be seen in Disney’s new version of Haunted Mansion, which is currently in post-production.

Other recent films released by XYZ include BlackBerry, Ash, and Sundance breakout Run Rabbit Run.


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