The star of ‘Cruel Intentions’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ talks to Adam White about the roles that brought him early fame, his new murder mystery ‘Big Sky’, and his ambitions behind the camera.
Ryan Phillippe had an important phone call to make before anyone set eyes on his new TV show. “I had to keep a lot about it secret, but I did have to tell everything to my mum,” he explains, with an aww-shucks grin. “I needed to prepare her. She doesn’t like to see anything bad happen to me.”
Phillippe’s character in the new Disney+ series Big Sky faces a number of violent calamities, none of which I’ll reveal here. But it’s nothing new for the actor, whose regular proximity to carnage leaves you wondering how much of his work his mother’s even seen. In I Know What You Did Last Summer, he was slashed to death by a crazed fisherman. In Cruel Intentions, a taxi splattered him across a Manhattan sidewalk. In Gosford Park, his English countryside holiday played host to a bloody murder. Considering he’s one of Hollywood’s most eternally photogenic stars, Phillippe really can’t catch a break.
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The Traveling Picture Show Company and GiGi Films have cast Tom Pelphrey as con man Jason Derek Brown in “American Murderer,” alongside Ryan Phillippe playing the FBI agent tasked to hunt him down.
Idina Menzel and Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver have also been cast. AFI alumnus Matthew Gentile wrote the script and will direct, with principal photography commencing in Salt Lake City. Kevin Matusow and Carissa Buffel will produce for TPSC alongside Gia Walsh and Kara Baker under the GiGi Films banner, in line with Utah state and SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 protocols.
“American Murderer” is based on the true story of Brown – a charismatic conman who bankrolls his luxurious lifestyle through a series of scams. When his funds run low and his past catches up with him, he plots his most elaborate scheme yet and, in the process, becomes the FBI’s most unlikely top ten fugitive. Pelphrey, recently named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2020, can currently be seen in David Fincher’s “Mank,” playing Joseph Mankiewicz.