Anna Paquin and Ryan Phillippe to Star in Straight A’s

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Variety reports that Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) and Ryan Phillippe will star in Nu Image/Millenium Films’ Straight A’s.

Production on the comedy starts today in Shreveport, Louisiana under the direction of James Cox. Dave Cole wrote the script for the film, which is described as follows:

“Phillippe portrays a man who’s been in and out of rehab for 10 years and is haunted by the ghost of his dead mother pressing him to return home to the family he turned his back on years ago. Outfitted with nothing more than a bag of pills and a sack of weed, he trots back to Shreveport, only to be faced with his brother’s wife, who’s still pining for him, her first love.”

Holly Wiersma and Rene Besson are producing, with Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Lati Grobman executive producing.

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