Rod Lurie helming hostage thriller “Borderline”

By Sean O’Connell Rod Lurie has been lingering in a director’s limbo. The one-time film critic burst onto the scene with the Joan Allen-led political thriller “The Contender.” But that was 2000, and follow up films have flown under the radar or failed to secure wide release (despite the fact that most of them were very good).

We’re still waiting for Lurie’s “Straw Dogs” remake to hit theaters. Until then, we’ve recived word that he’ll soon helm a Justin Marks-written thriller named “Borderline,” with Voltage Pictures producing.

THR reports that the story “is a two-hander, centering on a family taken hostage by fugitives. A father with everything on the line engages in a battle of wits with a criminal with nothing to lose in order to save his wife and daughter.”

The story adds that Lurie and the producers “are out to actors for the two leads,” but there’s no solid word on who might bite.

As for Lurie, he’s a gifted filmmaker who hasn’t been able to catch a mainstream break. Could this be it?

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