Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul and model-turned-actress Emily Ratajkowski have signed on to star in the thriller Welcome Home.
Paul and Ratajkowski will play a couple who, in an effort to repair their relationship, head to the Italian countryside to spend a weekend at a rental home. Before long, they become the target of the homeowner’s sinister plans.
THR broke the news, reporting that the film is to be directed by George Ratliff, known for the 2011 comedy Salvation Boulevard and the underrated 2007 thriller Joshua. David Levinson is behind the screenplay.
“The news is out! I’m so happy I can finally talk about this one,” Paul posted on social media. “I have been such a fan of [Emily Ratajkowski] ever since I saw her in Gone Girl and I know she is absolutely going to crush it with this one.”
Welcome Home, described as “such a fun and twisted ride” by Paul, will be shopped around at Cannes by Voltage Pictures. The film is expected to start filming in late May.
Also on the horizon for Paul, who can be seen alongside Hugh Dancy in the Hulu series The Path, is the thriller The Burning Woman (starring Christina Hendricks and Sienna Miller) and the sci-fi film Android (co-starring Olga Kurylenko).
Ratajkowski continues to solidy her career as an actress. Following on from roles in David Fincher’s Gone Girl and the Zac Efron-starring We Are Your Friends, Ratajkowski will have her first feature-leading gig in the romance Cruise (co-starring Spencer Boldman) and has a role in a Natalie Dormer-starring thriller titled In Darkness.