Remember when Shia Labeouf came by Sway in the Morning and lit our mics on fire with his crazy bars?! Around that same time Ryan Phillippe popped up on our TL — who knew he was such a hip-hop head?!
Today, Philippe joins us in our Shade 45 studio to talk about, ‘Shooter,’ the TV series on USA Network and “Wish Upon,” his new film hitting theaters this Friday.
While in studio, we dive a little deeper in his love for hip-hop, how he met Post Malone and directed 2 of his videos and… he enters the valley of the HYEENAS!!
Ryan Phillippe is starring in the upcoming supernatural horror film “Wish Upon.”
The actor stopped by ABC News’ “Good Morning America” today to discuss his role as a father who gives his daughter a mysterious music box, not knowing the dark powers it possesses.
“It’s got shades of ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘The Craft,'” Phillippe, 42, said. “The cool thing about it is it’s scary, but it’s not gory. It’s not like ‘Saw’ or something. It’s a little more fun than that.”
Phillippe plays the father of a 17-year-old girl. Having a 17-year-old daughter in real life helped him relate to his character, he said.
“It made it so easy for Joey and I to connect, and she’s absolutely wonderful,” he said of his daughter, actress Joey King. “This girl has got a massive career ahead of her.”
Phillippe, who appeared in the 1997 film “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” said he has memories of the slasher movie, which turns 20 this year.
“I remember it was a really exciting time because Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze [Jr.] and Jennifer Love Hewitt and I were all kind of starting our careers out, and it felt like it was our first big-studio movie at the time,” he said of his co-stars.
“One anecdotal thing I remember from the shooting of it is that I had the great idea to take my rental car on the beach in North Carolina with Sarah Michelle and got it stuck in a sand dune and had to get it towed out before production realized. But you do a lot of dumb stuff when you’re young.”
“Wish Upon” opens nationwide Friday.
Ryan will be visiting Capitol Hill to advocate for military caregivers at a hearing.
Ryan Phillippe is headed to Capitol Hill, joining former Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) at a hearing to advocate for military caregivers.
The 42-year-old “Crash” actor — an ambassador for Hidden Heroes, an initiative of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation — will testify Wednesday before the Senate Special Committee on Aging at a hearing called, “Military Caregivers: Families Servicing for the Long Run.”
Phillippe, the star of USA’s “Shooter,” will lobby for legislation that supporters say would increase the number of caregivers who have access to Department of Veterans Affairs services.
The hearing, hosted by Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), is being held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
USA Network has pushed the premiere of conspiracy thriller Shooter to the fall, EW has learned.
Sources say the studio and the network are standing behind Shooter, which tells a very different story than what’s happening in real life in the news — the show features a military veteran and American hero wrongfully accused of a crime — but feel the timing isn’t appropriate.
Shooter is based on the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film of the same name, which was itself based on Stephen Hunter’s novel Point of Impact. The series stars Ryan Phillippe as a former Marine marksman who is forced to revisit his treacherous past after learning of a conspiracy to kill the president.[..]
USA Network announced a series pick-up for SHOOTER, a drama based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Wahlberg (“Ballers,” “Boardwalk Empire”) of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson (“Ballers,” “Boardwalk Empire”) of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers,” “The Real O’Neals”). John Hlavin (“The Shield”) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Simon Cellan Jones (“Bloodline”) directed the pilot.
Ryan Phillippe (“Secrets and Lies”) is a producer on the project and will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Omar Epps (“House”) plays Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and former commanding officer of Swagger. Now a Secret Service Agent, he solicits Swagger’s expertise for a clandestine operation that has disastrous results.
“SHOOTER is an uncompromising exploration of the definition and evolution of a hero,” said Jackie de Crinis, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, USA Network. “The conspiracy and drama that unfolded throughout the first hour had us completely immersed, and we look forward to more.”
“USA is the perfect home for SHOOTER,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount Television. “Stephen Hunter’s Bob Lee Swagger is a heroic, iconic character and there is so much more of his story to explore in series. This incredible group of producers and actors bring our vision to the next level; we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Mark, Ryan, Stephen, John, and Universal Cable Productions to take audiences on an exciting journey.”
On the heels of a series pick-up for the Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”), Blake Masters (“Brotherhood”) and the late Emmy Award-winner Henry Bromell (“Homeland”) drama, FALLING WATER, SHOOTER is the second project to be greenlit off of USA Network’s 2015/2016 pilot slate. Still in contention are BROOKLYN ANIMAL CONTROL, a co-production between Universal Cable Productions and IDW Entertainment, the pilot is written and executive produced by JT Petty (“Splinter Cell”), David S. Goyer (“Batman v Superman”) also executive produced; and POOR RICHARD’S ALMANACK, a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, the project is from executive producer Jim Danger Gray (“Orange is the New Black”) and consulting producer Miguel Sapochnik (“Game of Thrones”).
Source: USA Network