According to Variety, Nu Image/Millenium Films have signed Anna Paquin and Ryan Phillippe for Straight A’s, perhaps the most unassuming and unlikely comedy ever.
The film follows Phillippe’s character who, fresh from 10 years of stilted rehab, is pressed into returning to his family home by the ghost of his dead mother. Arriving back in Shreveport with nothing but a bag of pills and a stash of weed, he is faced with an ex who is still pining for him and – presumably – faced with making amends with his estranged son, played by The Beaver’s Riley Thomas Stewart.
Co-chairman of Nu Image, Avi Lerner had this to say of the film’s production:
“Shooting this film at our own production facility Millennium Studios reinforces our commitment to the state of Louisiana and its local economy.”
Paquin, who recently appeared in Scream 4, will next be seen in Fox Searchlight’s Margaret; while Phillippe, star of the immensely powerful Bang Bang Club, is set to star alongside 50 Cent and Bruce Willis in Set Up.
James Cox will be directing from a Dave Cole script.