Exclusive: Tim Riggins Fights A Killer Near ‘Exit 147′

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Actor Taylor Kitsch, aka Tim Riggins, can’t seem to catch a break. The star of “Friday Night Lights” had a potential breakthrough summer, only to take a big hit when films such as Battleship and John Carter were rightfully panned by critics. Still, we here at Bloody Disgusting are huge fans of the up-and-coming actor, and are even more excited that he’s about to star in a new serial killer thriller from Mandalay Vision.

Bloody has exclusive word that Kitsch, pictured, is attached to topline Exit 147, which is to be directed by Julian Jarrold.

From a screenplay by Travis Milloy (Pandorum), the horror-thriller is about a man driving across the desert at night who is arrested by a small town sheriff (Kitsch) and held captive as part of his own sadistic game.

Jarrold is best known for directing Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974.

  • djblack1313

    i don’t know why you wrote “rightfully panned” for JOHN CARTER. the movie wasn’t horrible and (i’m not kidding or being hyperbolic) pretty much everyone i know or have spoken to liked it.

    • djblack1313

      and i still think you lose credibility Mr. D when you gush over your VHS (awful!) but bash a movie like JOHN CARTER.

      • Aaron Emery

        I didn’t think JOHN CARTER was bad at all, the majority of negativity I’ve heard surrounding it has more to do with its advertising campaign rather than the movie itself. Disney practically threw away $200,000,000 (something to that degree, right?) by not advertising. Also BATTLESHIP wasn’t necessarily a bad film, it wasn’t good by any means but it had some good effects and entertained. ALSO Kitsch had SAVAGES released around the same time which got mostly positive reviews and I personally found to be superb.

        I did like V/H/S though, sorry DJ :(

        • Aaron Emery

          I should note, however, that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I mean, while I may have liked JOHN CARTER writers on sites (such as this one, okay this one) championed a little film called THE WOMAN just over a year ago, which I found to be a dreadful film.

  • http://www.facebook.com/msaez3 Manuel Saez

    Everyone I know who has seen ‘John Carter’ has only spoken good things about the film, and you can’t take the critics word as gospel, since most of them only care about Oscar baits and dramas.
    Taylor is as close to the next Heath Ledger as we are going to get; he might have some unfortunate box office flops, but there is no denying that he is talented, deserving, and sexy as fucking hell. Dude deserves an Oscar just for the way he looks.

  • Danny-E

    I fucking love JOHN CARTER and I think BATTLESHIP is fun as hell. JOHN CARTER will become a cult classic like DUNE is. It was just one of those films that critics had it in for. It’s a hell of a lot better then that sappy, drivel SILVER LINING PLAYBOOK (BARF) … hipster bullshit.

  • Catastrophe

    I’m also a big fan of John Carter, and Battleship was indeed a fun albeit cliched film (although the last 15-20 minutes definitely made up for the rest of the movie).