Ryan Phillippe (pictured inside), who starred in Paul Haggis’ Crash and Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers, is set to make his own directorial debut with Shreveport, an indie thriller in which he’ll also star, reports Variety.
“Phillippe will play a fading movie star who is suddenly kidnapped, held hostage and tortured while filming a low-budget film in the Louisiana city.”
Helmer wrote the script with Joe Gossett, and he’ll also produce with Holly Wiersma (Bobby) and Mark Burg (Saw), the latter of whom is financing the project through his Twisted Pictures banner. Cassian Elwes and Mike Menchell will exec produce with Dan Heffner. Stuart Ford and IM Global will handle foreigh rights on the picture, which will lense this summer in Louisiana.