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Juliette Lewis, Sasha Calle, Kathryn Newton & Erin Moriarty Join Woody Harrelson & Owen Wilson In ’84 Olympics Thriller ‘Lips Like Sugar’

EXCLUSIVE: Filming is due to begin this month in LA on neo-noir thriller Lips Like Sugar, which will star Oscar-nominees Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson.

It’s a nice cast on this one as Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets), Sasha Calle (The Flash), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) and Erin Moriarty (The Boys) have joined the movie which is set against the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

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Harrelson and Wilson will play detectives John Carr and Phil Harris, a pair of homicide cops working to solve a possible serial killer case while police and city officials demand that all murders in LA be labeled Missing Persons until the Olympic torch is doused and the international media has left town. The detectives’ paths cross with Tracy Anderson and Andi Campos (Newton and Calle), a pair of teenage girls that have formed a fast and intense friendship, with Montana transplant Tracy recently arrived in town with her mother (Lewis) and enamored of all things Hollywood. When Tracy disappears, Carr, Harris and Andi race a ticking clock to find her.

The project returns Harrelson to the homicide beat after his acclaimed turn in True Detective.

Music video director Brantley Gutierrez (Paul McCartney: Who Cares) is helming. Script comes from Anthony Tambakis (Warrior). Oscar nominee Will Butler of Arcade Fire fame is set to compose the score.

Producers are Thomas Fanning, Kevin Chinoy, Francesca Silvestri, Jeremy Plager, Kyle Schember, Zac Reeder and Teashop Productions, with LA Studio Group financing the project. XYZ Films and Interstellar Sales Agency are co-repping sales.

BondIt Media Capital is also financing with Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, and Tyler Gould also executive-producing.

Wilson is repped by UTA and by Bob Wallerstein at Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.  Harrelson is repped by 7 Deuce Entertainment and Steve Burkow at Ziffren, Brittenham. Newton is repped by WME, Entertainment 360 and Hansen Jacobson. Calle is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content. Lewis is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. Moriarty is repped by CAA.

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