Relativity Media is to produce and MGM will distribute the thriller A Perfect Getaway starring Timothy Olyphant.

Production is set to begin in Puerto Rico on Mar 17 on the story of a honeymooning couple in Hawaii who run into a pair of vicious killers while hiking.

David Twohy will direct from his original screenplay and further casting will be announced shortly. Producing are Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley and Robbie Brener. John Davis and QED International's Bill Block and Kimberly Fox are serving as executive producers and QED will handle international sales.

'As MGM continues to build both its theatrical release slate and library of films, A Perfect Getaway is the kind of production we are looking for,' MGM COO Rick Sands said. 'We are pleased to be involved in what we believe is a film that will entertain audiences in theatres and beyond.'

'This movie really plays to David's strengths as a director and Tim is an immensely talented actor,' Kavanaugh and Tooley added. 'The combination of the two of them and a great script gives us confidence that we will make both an entertaining and compelling film.'

MGM's executive vice president of business affairs negotiated the deal with ICM and Relativity's executive vice president of business affairs Aaron Michiel.

Olyphant is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners and his deal was negotiated by CAA and Carlos Goodman of Bloom, Hergott, Deimer, Rosenthal, Laviolette & Feldman. Twohy is represented by ICM and the law offices of Mark Temple.