Travis Fimmel (Warcraft, TV series Vikings) and Colson Baker – a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (The Dirt, Project Power) are set to star in the new action-thriller One Way, from director Andrew Baird (Zone 414). Ben Conway penned the script with principal photography set to begin in January 2021.
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.
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.
Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales which will launch at TIFF virtual market.
“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,” continued Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser.
Baker recently won Best Alternative Video at the 2020 MTV VMAs with “Bloody Valentine, and his album, Tickets to My Downfall, will be released later this month. Fresh off of Jamie Foxx sci-fi, Project Power, his screen credits also include Lionsgate thriller Nerve with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, and upcoming Wash Me in the River with Robert DeNiro 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.
Fimmel can currently be seen in Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves for HBO Max. Next to his critically acclaimed role in History Channel’s Vikings and fantasy adventure Warcraft, he also stars in Maggie’s Plan from director Rebecca Miller and co-starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore, and Lean on Pete with Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi and Chloe Sevigny. He will also appear in Zone 414 alongside Guy Pearce and Matilda Lutz, action-thriller Die In A Gunfight with, Alexandra Daddario, Diego Boneta and El Tonto from writer/director Charlie Day.
Baker is repped by Paradigm and Ashleigh Veverka, and Fimmel is repped by Paradigm, Management 360 and attorney AJ Brandenstein. Baird is repped by source | management + production.
Among Highland Film Group’s current sales slate are Alec Baldwin’s outlaw western, Rust, Pierce Brosnan thriller Youth, Andrew Baird’s Zone 414, Not Without Hope starring Miles Teller, John D. Eraklis’ Mark Earl Burman’s Ambush with Aaron Eckhart, The Tiger Rising starring Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid, Liam O’Donnell’s Skylin3s which opens later this year from Vertical Entertainment, and Dimitri Logothetis’s Jiu-Jitsu which opens this November from Highland’s The Avenue banner.