Colson Baker (The Dirt, Project Power), also known as recording artist Machine Gun Kelly, and Travis Fimmel (Raised by Wolves, Vikings, Warcraft) are set to star in the new action-thriller One Way, directed by Andrew Baird (Zone 414) from a script by Ben Conway.
Principal photography is set to begin in January 2021. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales which will launch at TIFF virtual market.
In One Way, Freddy (Baker) goes on the run with a bag full of cash and cocaine 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.
With his boss and her henchmen hot on his heels and his life slipping through his fingers, Freddy is left with very few choices – there is only One Way to survive.
“We are excited to partner again with the top-notch filmmaker team behind Zone 414 for this amazing new action-thriller. When we read the script of One Way, we were captivated not only by the exciting action scenes, multiple twists, and unexpected ending… but also by the powerful message of survival and deserving second chances,” said Highland Film Group COO Delphine Perrier.
“We are all working very hard to continue putting films into production and doing so safely with all the necessary Covid-19 precautions in place,” added Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser.
Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) has been ramping up his acting credits having recently starred as Tommy Lee in the Netflix original movie The Dirt based on the infamous metal rock band Mötley Crüe. His other credits include Liongate’s Nerve, starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, and the Netflix film Project Power, featuring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Baker’s upcoming projects include Wash Me in the River with Robert De Niro and John Malkovich, The Last Son of Isaac LeMay with Sam Worthington, and Midnight in the Switchgrass with Megan Fox, Bruce Willis, and Emile Hirsch. His new album, Tickets to My Downfall, will be released later this month and he recently won Best Alternative Video at the 2020 MTV VMAs with “Bloody Valentine.’
Travis Fimmel can currently be seen in Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves on HBO Max. Fimmel’s most known for his critically-acclaimed role in History Channel’s Vikings, as well as the feature films Warcraft, Maggie’s Plan, and Lean on Pete.
His upcoming films include Zone 414, in which he stars alongside Guy Pearce and Matilda Lutz, the action-thriller Die in a Gunfight with Alexandra Daddario and Diego Boneta, and El Tonto from writer/director Charlie Day.
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.