COLSON BAKER AND TRAVIS FIMMEL TO STAR IN NEW ACTION-THRILLER “ONE WAY”
Colson Baker (The Dirt, Project Power), also known as recording artist “Machine Gun Kelly” and Travis Fimmel (Ridley Scott’s ”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,” continued 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 popular Netflix original movie The Dirt based on the infamous metal rock band, Mötley Crüe, Other credits include Liongate’s Nerve starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, the star-studded Netflix film Project Power featuring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Baker’s upcoming projects include 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. His 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 for HBO MAX. Fimmel’s most known for his critically acclaimed role in History Channel’s Vikings as well as the feature films Warcraft which earned over $500 million dollars worldwide, Maggie’s Plan from director Rebecca Miller co-starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore and Lean on Pete with Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi and Chloe Sevigny Upcoming films include Zone 414 where 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.
Baker is repped by Paradigm and Ashleigh Veverka, Fimmel is repped by Paradigm, Management 360 and attorney AJ Brandenstein. Baird is repped by source | management + production.
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’s current sales slate includes: Alec Baldwin’s Rust; Youth starring Pierce Brosnan; Andrew Baird’s Zone 414 starring Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz and Travis Fimmel; Not Without Hope starring Miles Teller; John D. Eraklis’ Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk with the voices of Whoopi Goldberg and Howie Mandel; Mark Earl Burman’s Ambush starring Aaron Eckhart, Cody Christian, Dermot Mulroney, and Jason Genao; The Tiger Rising starring Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid; and Skylin3s, the third chapter of the successful franchise, starring Lindsey Morgan; Jiu Jitsu starring Nicolas Cage, Alain Moussi, Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos and JuJu Chan.
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Led by founding partners Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. Launched in 2010, HFG has had success across a wide range of film genres and platforms, building a reputation for handling high-octane films in the action/thriller/horror space, focusing on cast, director, film maker driven content.
Previous titles include: Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, and Jenna Dewan Tatum; Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Scott Mann’s Final Score starring Dave Bautista, and Pierce Brosnan.