Gary Oldman and “Maze Runner” star Dylan O’Brien are attached to lead the cast of the crime-thriller “Bayou” which will shoot this Summer in New Orleans.
Oldman plays an ageing and colorfully immoral mob hitman named Tickie Bordeaux who hides his victims in the titular wetlands. Tickie is mentoring dangerous young Ceto (O’Brien), who lost his kid sister to the crime underworld and now expresses himself on his blues harmonica.
Ceto is rising fast in the organisation of Emmeline, a crime boss and human trafficker who operates out of a French Quarter gentleman’s club. Things change when Ceto secretly spares a 16-yr-old runaway and develops a brother/sister-type relationship – putting him on a violent collision course with his bosses.
W Peter Iliff (“Point Break”) penned the script while Gary Fleder (“Runaway Jury”) will direct. Avi Lerner, Natalie Burn and Rob Van Norden.