It looks like it’s been confirmed by Variety that Amy (or Scoot McNairy) is no longer a part of The Last Time I Made Straight A’s, which is indeed the same project as previously mentioned back in July 2009 — the script has been written by Dave Cole. An extract from the article is posted below.
Indie producer Nu Image/Millenium Films is lining up “Straight A’s,” to star Anna Paquin and Ryan Phillippe.
Nu Image developed the comedy under the radar, with production starting today at Nu Image’s studios in Shreveport, La. James Cox is directing from Dave Cole’s script.
Holly Wiersma and Rene Besson are producing, with Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Lati Grobman exec producing.
Phillippe portrays a man who’s been in and out of rehab for 10 years and is haunted by the ghost of his dead mother pressing him to return home to the family he turned his back on years ago. Outfitted with nothing more than a bag of pills and a sack of weed, he trots back to Shreveport, only to be faced with his brother’s wife, who’s still pining for him, her first love.
Riley Thomas Stewart (“The Beaver”) will play Phillippe’s character’s son.
You may remember that I posted about a new project that Amy was apparently filming with Scoot McNairy back in July 2009 titled The Last Time I Made Straight A’s. Well, there’s been a tidbit posted over at Anna Paquin Online that Anna Paquin and Ryan Phillippe are heading to Louisiana in 2 weeks’ time to film a movie with the same title.
I’m assuming this is the same project that I posted about previously, but we can’t yet be sure of this, so for now, we have to assume that Amy is no longer involved. However, I shall keep you guys up-to-date on any new developments!
It’s a news day, today!
I had previously reported on a possible new project for Amy and IMDB has confirmed this to be The Last Time I Made Straight A’s, which will reportedly begin photography in July, on location in Dallas, Texas.
Amy’s husband, James Carpinello, is also listed as being part of the cast — it would be very interesting seeing these two on screen together!
I also came across an old interview that’s dated September 2008, which confirms the project title; the extract is posted below. Scoot is sure one busy guy!
Jane: What are you working on now?
Scoot: We have two other movies we’re producing. One of them is called “The Last Time I Made Straight A’s,” written and directed by Dave Cole. I’m playing the lead opposite Amy Acker, who was in Alias and Angel [also in Joss Whedon’s upcoming series, Dollhouse]. Also in that is Eddie Jemison, who was in Oceans 11, 12 and 13. And then we have another movie called Frank and Cindy that I’m producing, and a couple of films, The Beautiful Letdown, directed by Jeffery Travis, and an untitled script that we should be shooting in October.
Source: Film Gecko