Neil LaBute and Aaron Eckhart reteam for Geography of Hope

Ed Harris also on board

Neil LaBute and Aaron Eckhart, best known for their collaboration on searingly-harsh drama In the Company of Men, will reteam for The Geography of Hope.

LaBute will direct the movie, which is based on his own years-old script, and Ed Harris is also set to star alongside Eckhart.

The Geography of Hope is set in the 70s, and follows two on-the-lam robbers who flee to Mexico after a job goes badly wrong.

There they fall in with a group of American women, and they're unsure whether to romance them or rip them off.

Since Company, LaBute and Eckhart have worked together on Your Friends and Neighbours, Nurse Betty and Possession, while Eckhart had a cameo in (ye gods!) The Wicker Man remake.

Though it has been some time since LaBute has made an essential movie, this sounds like it could prompt a genuine return to form, especially as LaBute will be working from his own script again.

Eckhart, who's done much of his best work with LaBute, has proven himself to be a compelling actor when he's working with the right material, so Geography is certainly cause for attention.

LaBute's recent West End play, In a Forest Dark and Deep, opened to great acclaim this year, and Eckhart will next be seen in The Rum Diary with Johnny Depp.

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