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Owen Wilson set for action role?

Owen Wilson is apparently set to return to action movies with a role in The Coup.

The 43-year-old actor - who has mainly starred in comedies and dramas in recent years - is tipped to play a man who has to protect his family when they are caught up in a coup in Asia, reports Deadline.

So far it's not known who will co-star with Owen, whose recent films include Midnight In Paris and The Big Year.

The thriller will be directed by John Erick Dowdle, who penned the script with his brother Drew Dowdle.

Crime Scene Pictures' Adam Ripp and Rob Paris said: "We love the relentless energy of the Dowdle Brothers' script - and their vision for dropping Owen in the midst of the chaos is truly inspired."

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