The Film Compartment announced today that Poppy Delevingne (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, “Genius: Picasso”) will star in the new drama The Gun on Second Street from award-winning writer, producer, and director Rohit Karn Batra (Line of Descent). The film is produced by Guy J. Louthan of Ransom Films (The Call, The Road Within, There Be Dragons, “From Scratch”) with Rikin Shah serving as one of the executive producers. Storyboard Media is handling international sales for the film and will introduce it to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival this month.
Couched as an allegory of the gun crisis in the United States, the plot follows two Pittsburgh police partners and best friends who are called to an uneventful domestic violence dispute on Second Street. This quickly escalates to a violent scuffle as Officer TJ Meadows III accidentally shoots and kills his partner, Officer Kevin Cooper, with his backup gun. Years later, no longer a cop and still traumatized, TJ moves back to Pittsburgh and finds his way to Kevin’s widow, Kacie (Delevingne). Through TJ’s charm and persistence, Kacie slowly falls in love with TJ as she confronts the history she’s desperately avoiding, including telling her 15-year-old son, Ralph, TJ’s back-story. Ralph’s own actions culminate in a heart-pounding climax, bookended by the very gun TJ’s been unable to part with.
Casting is currently underway with Finnian Tweed spearheading out of the UK.