Rupert Friend, the British actor seen on hit shows such as Homeland and The Young Victoria, will apparently be making his feature debut as a director in Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill. Additionally, the star will be acting in his piece.
Set to begin shooting in the Spring of 2015, the film is also negotiating bringing actress Emily Blunt on board to add to the cast list.
The film will focus on a con-man named Barton (Friend) who meets a woman named Charlie (Blunt) who has potential to change his life. Blunt’s character offers to teach the tricks of the grafter trade to Barton. The two then journey on a road trip together, pursued by conned newspaper mogul, Bill, and are joined by Checco, a 10 year-old Mexican boy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition, the film is rumored to be co-financed by Bron Studios and Fortitude International in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance.
Joining Friend in production of Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill will be Aaron L. Gilbert (Bron Studios) and Margot Hand. Executively producing the film will be Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum (Fortitude) with Jason Cloth (Creative Wealth), the Hollywood Reporter has learned.