Jason Bourque’s upcoming political thriller Drone has found its two leading stars in Patrick Sabongui and Game of Thrones alum Sean Bean, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Pulled from the same creative well as Good Kill, Eye in the Sky and even the Anne Hathaway-fronted Grounded, Drone is pitched as a new, contemporary drama revolving around drone warfare in the States and overseas, delving into moral dilemmas and pertinent, button-pressing questions in the process.
With Myriad Pictures already poised to introduce Bourque’s movie to buyers later this week at Cannes, the wheels are already in motion on the director’s awards-friendly feature. Penned by Bourque himself along with screenwriter Paul Birkett, Drone sees Bean play the role of a “high-level private drone contractor who spends his workdays flying covert missions then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity. Not even Neil’s wife or his son know about his secret life. But Neil’s juggling act of husband, father and armchair warrior comes to a crashing halt when a whistle-blowing site exposes him to a deadly threat.”
Themes of revenge and moral ambiguity look set to course through the veins of Drone, with Sabongui on board to play “an enigmatic Pakistani businessman,” who seeks about confronting Bean’s protagonist, believing that he’s responsible for the unlawful killing of his wife and children.
Filming is due to commence later this week in India, before production on Drone uproots to Vancouver ahead of an expected release in the beginning of 2017.