Evan Rachel Wood (“True Blood”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Casino Royale”) are joining the action comedy “The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman” at Voltage Productions and Bona Fide Productions reports Variety.
Matt Drake (“Project X”) penned the Black List script which follows a young man named Charlie (Shia LaBeouf) who heads to Europe to find himself. He soon falls for a Hungarian girl (Wood) after her father dies on a plane next to him.
Catch is she’s the estranged wife of an insanely violent crime boss (Mikkelsen) with a gang of thugs at his disposal. However that won’t deter Charlie who endures one bruising beat down after another to woo the girl.
Bill Horberg, Craig J. Flores, Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa will produce while commercials helmer Fredrik Bond is attached to direct. Shooting kicks off early May in Eastern Europe.