True Blood’s Favorite Fairy to Star in Straight A’s

August 18, 2011 by  

Anna Paquin to Pine for Ryan Phillippe:

Anna Paquin, True Blood’s Sookie Stackhouse credit:HBOAnna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and Ryan Phillippe, along with Riley Thomas Stewart, are in-line to be a part of director James Cox’s next film, Straight A’s.

Holly Wiersma, who has worked with Cox on Wonderland and Billionaire Boys Club will produce Straight A’s along with Rene Besson. Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Lati Grobman will be executive producing. Written by Dave Cole, this comedy was discreetly developed and recently started production this week in Shreveport, LA.

Avi Lerner, co-chairman of Indie Producer Nu Image said:

“Shooting this film at our own production facility Millennium Studios reinforces our commitment to the state of Louisiana and its local economy.”

Phillippe’s character has bounced in and out of rehab centers for 10 years. As he struggles with his addiction, he also faces being haunted by the ghost of his dead mother who insists that he return to the family he turned his back on long ago. With the company of a bag of pills and a sack of weed to escort him on his journey back to Shreveport, his addiction will be the least of his worries when he encounters his brother’s wife who happens to be pining for her first love, Phillippe himself.

Source: Variety – Paquin, Phillipe to star in ‘Straight A’s’

(Photo Credit: HBO)