Erin Moriarty to co-star with Mel Gibson in ‘Blood Father’

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Erin Moriarty, who was most recently seen in the hit HBO series True Detective, has selected her next project. The actress will be staring along side Mel Gibson in the upcoming thriller Blood Father.

Along with her work on True Detective, Moriarty has also stared The Kings of Summer and in The Watch. She is currently filming the upcoming thriller from New Line Crawlspace.

It has already been announced that Jean-Francois Richet will be directing the project and that Peter Craig has written the script for Blood Father, Variety reported.

The film has a Taken-influenced plot. Blood Father will tell the story of an ex-con, played by Gibson, who is trying to grow his relationship with his 16-year old daughter. In the process, he must protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Production is set to start next month on Blood Father in New Mexico.

The feature film will be produced by Why Not Productions along with Chris Briggs. There is no release date or U.S. distribution set for the film, Deadline added.



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