Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn will star in indie Arkansas, the directorial debut of actor Clark Duke.
Duke wrote and will also star in the film about low-level drug runners in the Dixie Mafia. Kyle (Hemsworth) and Swin (Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. But when a deal goes horribly wrong, the consequences are deadly.
Arkansas is set to start filming in Alabama this week. Patrick Hibler, Jeff Rice, Martin Sprock and Storyboard Media are producing.
Executive producers include Media Finance Capital’s David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman, who also funded the film. Don Kee Productions’ Jason Allison, Michael S. Smith and Franchesca Lantz, Hercules Film Fund and Rhea Films’ Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti, as well as Andre Relis, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard and Phil Kim will also act as exec producers.
VMI Worldwide will handle sales for the film at the upcoming American Film Market.
Hemsworth, who is repped by WME, Fourward Management and Morris Yorn, will next be seen in Warner Bros. comedy Isn’t It Romantic. Vaughn, who is repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman, stars opposite Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming comedy Fighting With My Family.
Duke, who has starred in the Hot Tub Time Machine and Kick-Ass films, is repped by WME and Mosaic.