‘Lips Like Sugar’: Woody Harrelson And Owen Wilson To Star In Crime Thriller Set During ’84 Olympics

Does anybody remember Lost in London? That was the weird 2017 comedy written and directed by Woody Harrelson that was shot, screened, and broadcast live into theaters. It was an odd experiment that kinda came and went without making much of a ripple, but it did see Harrelson and Owen Wilson team up with both actors playing themselves. Now they’ll be reunited in the upcoming crime thriller Lips Like Sugar.

Harrelson and Wilson will lead the the crime film directed by Grammy Award-winner Brantley Gutierrez and penned by Warrior writer Anthony Tambakis.

Here’s the synopsis: Set during the ’84 Olympic Games in LA and loosely based on a true story, LIPS LIKE SUGAR is a neon-soaked, coming-of-age thriller set against the gritty backdrop of the punk and skate worlds of West Los Angeles. As the new friendship of two teenage girls from different walks of life unfolds and city officials focus on the Olympics, a pair of former detectives’ (Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson) lives become intertwined when one of the young girls goes missing.

Former Arcade Fire member Will Butler is set to compose the score. He previously co-composed the Oscar-nominated score for Her.

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