Crime thriller will shoot next year.

Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Vera Farmiga and French actress Emmanuellle Devos have been announced as the leads of writer-director Neil LaBute’s long-gestating crime thriller ‘The Geography of Hope.’

The plot follows two small time crooks (Hawke and Harris) who are keeping a low profile in a Baja resort after a heist goes wrong. When they meet two women holidaying together, sparks fly romantically but tension builds when a large amount of cash is found in their room. The discovery sets in motion a series of events that pits man against woman and friend against friend, leading to a bloody conclusion.

Filming is set to commence early 2014 in Puerto Rico Stefan Nowicki and Joey Carey of Sundial Pictures, Trace Sheehan of Boomdozer Inc and Tim Harms producing. Susan Wrubel will serve as executive producer.

Talking to ScreenDaily, LaBute said: “’The Geography of Hope’ will be a film filled with vivid images and poetic violence. It’s about men and women – a subject that I know and love – and about goodness and badness running into each other head on. This is a film I’ve been waiting my whole life to make.”