Actor to turn his hand to directing…

British actor Rupert Friend (‘Homeland,’ ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’) is set to make his feature directorial debut on ‘Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill.’

Per ScreenDaily, the film is described as a “road movie about a grifter and a savvy woman who embark on a romantic adventure.”

Emily Blunt, who co-starred with Friend in ‘The Young Victoria,’ is in negotiations to co-star.

Friend wrote the screenplay and will produce alongside Aaron L Gilbert and Margot Hand. Filming is expected to kick off in the spring.