CBS Films has acquired the U.S. rights to the upcoming big screen action flick Comancheria, starring Chris Pine (Star Trek film franchise).
Described as a heist thriller, the movie follows the actions of two brothers, played by Pine and Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), who rob banks hoping to raise enough money to prevent foreclosure on their family’s farm in West Texas.
Oscar Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges will star as a Texas Ranger bent on capturing the lawless duo.
The picture is being directed by Scottish filmmaker David Mackenzie, whose most recent work includes the Jack O’Connell crime drama Starred Up. The movie will be an adaptation of Taylor Sheridan’s Black List script. Sheridan, who starred in the series Sons of Anarchy, is making his feature film screenwriting debut with the soon-to-be-released Josh Brolin-Emily Blunt action pic Sicario.
Comancheria is being produced by Sidney Kimmel (The Age of Adaline) and Julie Yorn (We Bought a Zoo), along with Ben Foster’s Lone Survivor producer and co-star Peter Berg.
Pine is also about to begin work on Star Trek 3 (due July 8, 2016) as well as a comedy titled Mantivities.
Comancheria is expected to begin filming this month in New Mexico.