Owen Wilson escapes fire on ‘The Coup’ set in Lampang

A fire broke out last night on the set of Hollywood film The Coup in Lampang province, with starring actor Owen Wilson barely escaping the commotion in a BMW before Thai press arrived.

A three-story building in the northern Thai province was turned into a studio for the action movie, which tells the story of an American family living in Southeast Asia during a violent military uprising. The fire started out on the third floor and firemen got it under control in about 45 minutes.

Owen Wilson and his personal driver sped from from the scene just as the Thai reporters arrived, Sanook reported. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

The Coup stars Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell, in addition to Wilson, and is being financed by LA’s Bold Films. Thailand production company Living Films, which helped produce Hangover 2, is also facilitating the shoot.

“The producers of the The Coup had a wide choice of countries in which they could have based this production,” Living Films founder and executive director Chris Lowenstein told the Hollywood Reporter. “The fact that they chose Thailand is a great testament to the skills of the Thai crews and the resources that Thailand offers. We are delighted to help bring this project to the screen.”

Photo: INN News



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