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Colson Baker (The Dirt), better known by his rap stage name Machine Gun Kelly, is teaming up with Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Valerian) for the high-octane heist thriller Punk, which Sylvester Stallone is set to exec produce.
The feature debut of Australian filmmaker and award-winning commercials director Richard Hughes, Punk follows Peter (Vince Staples), who, after receiving a disheartening rejection letter, takes off on a road trip with a crew of free-spirited runaways. Headed by Skip (Baker) and his sister Lucy (Delevingne), they collectively push the boundaries of freedom, risking life and limb to train-surf along the breathtaking fault lines of North America. After falling for Lucy, Peter soon discovers that the crew that once took him in are a band of bank robbers, hell-bent on becoming modern-day Robin Hoods
Written by Hughes, the project is being produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Honey Boy, Midnight Special), Braden Aftergood (Hell or High Water, Wind River), Corey Smyth (Dave Chappelle’s Block Party), Chris Ferguson (Little Fish) and Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer), with Stallone and Sistine Stallone executive producing.
Punk is slated to start shooting this year, with Fortitude introducing the film to buyers in Cannes.
Hughes is repped by WME. Baker is repped by Paradigm, Ashleigh Veverka and Byron Kirkland; Delevingne by WME, Jacobson Brand Management & Consulting, Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern; Staples by WME.