Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon (Black Mass, Mystic River, City on a Hill) joins Colson Baker (The Dirt, Project Power), also known as recording artist “Machine Gun Kelly,” and Travis Fimmel (Raised by Wolves, Vikings, Warcraft) to star in the new action-thriller One Way.
The film will be directed by Andrew Baird (Zone 414) from a script by Ben Conway. Principal photography is set to begin in February 2021 in Los Angeles, California and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales at the upcoming AFM virtual market.
In One Way, Freddy (Baker) goes on the run with a bag full of cash after a robbery of his former crime boss goes wrong. With a potentially fatal wound, he slips onto a bus headed into the unrelenting California desert.
After a call for help, Freddy’s estranged father (Bacon) betrays him, notifying the crime boss where he is. With his life slipping through his fingers, Freddy is left with very few choices to survive. There is only One Way.
“Kevin Bacon is one of the most talented and internationally recognizable actors of his generation. We are thrilled that he is joining Colson Baker and Travis Fimmel to star in One Way,” said Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser.
“Bacon is perfect for this role! We are really looking forward to shooting with him and the rest of the terrific cast and crew next January,” continued Highland Film Group COO Delphine Perrier.
Director Andrew Baird added: “I’m really excited to work with Kevin. He was already a major star when he really caught my eye as Willie O’Keefe in Oliver Stone’s JFK. To me he showed a new, raw and very powerful side. His turn in The Woodsman should have won him an Oscar and I love his work in his new show City on a Hill.
“Kevin and I have had great discussions about his role and he will be bringing all of this edge and power and his darker side to Fred Sr. in One Way where he plays the father to Freddy (Colson Baker). It’s going to be wild ride and an iconic turn!”
A star for more than three decades since his breakout roles in Diner and Footloose, Kevin Bacon won Golden Globe and SAG honors for his lead role in the television movie Taking Chance, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his supporting role in The River Wild and a SAG Award for Murder in the First.
He has received three other SAG Award nominations with the ensembles of Frost/Nixon, Mystic River, and Apollo 13. Bacon starred in the Amazon Original series I Love Dick and The Following. He currently stars in the Showtime series City on a Hill. His many credits also include A Few Good Men, Black Mass, JFK, The Big Picture and most recently in the Blumhouse thriller You Should Have Left.
Tim Palmer, Martin Brennan, and Jib Polhemus are producing the film with Bill Grantham serving as executive producer. The film was developed with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and Screen Ireland.
Bacon’s representatives are MGMT, attorney Fred Gaines and Viewpoint. Baird is repped by source | management + production.
Highland Film Group’s diversified production and sales slate includes: Mark Neveldine’s Panama, starring Cole Hauser and Mel Gibson; Randall Emmett’s Wash Me In The River, starring Robert De Niro, John Malkovich and Taylor Kitsch; Randall Emmett’s Midnight in the Switchgrass, starring Bruce Willis, Megan Fox and Colson ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ Baker; Andrew Baird’s One Way, starring Colson ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ Baker and Travis Fimmel; and Alec Baldwin’s Rust.
Their lineup also includes: Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s Becky, starring Lulu Wilson, Kevin James and Joel McHale; Infamous, starring Bella Thorne and Jake Manley; Andrew Baird’s Zone 414, starring Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz and Travis Fimmel; John D. Eraklis’ Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk with the voices of Whoopi Goldberg and Howie Mandel; Mark Earl Burman’s Ambush, starring Aaron Eckhart; The Tiger Rising, starring Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid; and Skylin3s, the third chapter of the successful franchise, starring Lindsey Morgan.