Kate Hudson has never had much luck with critics. With the exception of Cameron Crowe’s brilliant Almost Famous and Gerard Stembridge’s dramedy About Adam – both of which came out in 2000 – the actress has never been in a film that has managed to get higher than 60% (a.k.a. a “fresh” rating) on Rotten Tomatoes.
But perhaps teaming with Omar Sy and James Franco is just the ticket she needs to put her negative streak to an end.
Deadline reports that the trio of actors have signed on for Good People, a new thriller from Danish director Henrik Genz that will also be his English-language directorial debut. Adapted from Marcus Sakey’s novel by Kelly Masterson, Paul Grellong and Christina Hodson, the movie tells the story of an American couple living in London who have fallen on hard times.
Their luck seems to change, however, when the tenant that lives below them dies and leaves behind 200,000 pounds in cash – but, as the trade notes, “that’s when very bad things start happening to good people.” The site doesn’t mention what roles the three actors will play, though production is scheduled to start at the end of next month.
Hudson has most recently been playing a recurring role on the hit television show Glee, while Franco was recently in theaters starring in both Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful and Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.
Sy, who broke out starring in last year’s The Intouchables, recently started production on X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be in theaters next summer.