Taron Egerton to Star in Feature Adaptation of Jordan Harper Crime Thriller ‘She Rides Shotgun’

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Taron Egerton is set to front a new crime thriller from Black Bear and Fifth Season.

Titled “She Rides Shotgun,” it is based on the blockbuster novel of the same name by acclaimed crime author Jordan Harper and directed by Nick Rowland (“Calm With Horses”).

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Egerton, who has most recently been seen in “Tetris” and “Black Bird,” plays Nate, a recently-released felon who has made a number of dangerous enemies. After he finally gets out of jail, he vows to make a fresh start, which means cutting off the powerful gang he was working for behind bars. When they vow to get revenge by coming after his family, Nate goes on the run with the 11-year-old daughter he hardly knows, Polly.

As they go on a desperate ride to shake off Nate’s enemies, Polly must learn to survive – and Nate watches her transform from a timid girl into an impressive force. Meanwhile, her ex-con father learns to love unconditionally.

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (“The Night House”) have written the screenplay with revisions by Rowland. The film has been granted a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement and is set to begin principal production in early 2024.

Fifth Season are fully financing and producing the picture alongside Brad Weston (“Queen & Slim”) and Collin Creighton (“Okja”) for Makeready, and Hiro Murai and Nate Matteson (“The Bear”) for Superfrog. Egerton exec produces.

Black Bear is launching international sales ahead of the AFM next week while Fifth Season and Range Media Partners are repping domestic sales.

“We are so excited to bring this adaptation of Jordan Harper’s hugely successful and completely gripping novel to the big screen,” says Weston. “Taron Egerton is a remarkable performer, and we are so excited to be working with Nick Rowland, who is going to bring a real depth to their relationship.”

The project is the latest from Black Bear, which has this year launched titles including Guy Ritchie’s “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” starring Henry Cavill and Eiza Gonzalez, and Sydney Sweeney-starring religious horror “Immaculate” among others.

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