Ryan Phillippe To Make Directorial Debut With Thriller 'Shreveport'

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Due to appealingly hefty tax credits and its wide-ranging choice of locations, Louisiana has served as home to a number of recent high-profile productions, but actor Ryan Phillippe is now set to show the darker side to such regional filmmaking with his directorial debut.

Variety reports that Phillippe will direct and act in the indie thriller “Shreveport,” which the “Crash” star also co-wrote with Joe Gossett. The story follows a has-been actor who is kidnapped while filming his latest project in the Louisiana city. As producer Mark Burg is financing the film under his Twisted Pictures (“Saw”) banner, there is sure to be some subsequent torture and blood-letting to follow, but further plot details are being kept under wraps for now.

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alycakes3331d ago

Sounds like a good story.

StarWarsFan3330d ago

We'll see how it turns up. I wouldn't call Ryan Phillippe a brand to get too excited about when he's attached to a project.