Catch Hell: Ryan Philippe’s Directorial Debut

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
Catch Hell: Ryan Philippe’s Directorial Debut
Ryan Phillippe at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival opening of The Bang Bang Club.

Entertainment One (eOne) has bagged the rights for Canadian and U.S. distribution of “Catch Hell,” a suspense thriller starring Ryan Phillippe. The film also marks his directorial debut. Read on for further details about this story.

In “Catch Hell,” Phillippe portrays a former Hollywood star. While on location in Louisiana, he is kidnapped by two men, whom he has connections in the past.  Awaking and finding himself chained in a rundown shack, he discovers his captors’ real motives and finds himself in the middle of a twisted scheme. With a little chance of making it out, revenge and survival have become his prime motivation.

Phillippe wrote the film’s screenplay along with Joe Gossett. He has also produced the film along with Holly Wiersma and Robert Ogden Barnum. Moreover, Cassian Elwes and Mark Burgerve as executive producers .

Matthew Ryan Phillippe, or better known as Ryan Phillippe, is an American actor and director who has starred in the 1990s films such as “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Cruel Intentions” and “54.” Phillipe began his acting career with an appearance in the ABC daytime drama “One Life to Live.” His character, Billy Douglas, was the first gay teenager on a daytime soap opera.

He has also appeared in films such as the Academy Award Best Picture nominee “Gosford Park” (2001), Academy Award-winning ensemble film “Crash” (2005), and the war drama “Flags of Our Fathers” (2006). Phillipe has also starred in “Breach” (2007), a movie based on the true story of FBI operative Eric O’Neill. In 2010, he starred as the Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer, Greg Marinovich, in “The Bang-Bang Club.”

“Catch Hell” is the second acquisition made by Berry Meyerowitz since he started as eOne’s president of U.S. film and distribution, as part of integrating Phase 4 Films to eOne. Other domestic films released by eOne are “Goodbye World,” starred by Adrian Grenier; the Jay-Z docu “Made in America” helmed by Ron Howard; “Maps to the Stars,” directed by David Cronenberg; “Miss Meadows” starring Katie Holmes; and the Miles Teller-Analeigh Tipton comedy “Two Night Stand.”

Ryan Phillippe’s debut film is being planned for a theatrical release this fall.

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